ABC releases new accreditation guide

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. (ABC) has released its new Patient Care Facility Accreditation Guide.

The Patient Care Facility Accreditation Guide is a combination of the three publications currently available for facility owners seeking accreditation — the Getting Started Guide,ABC Facility Accreditation Standards and the Standards and Compliance Guide. It includes information needed to start the application and survey process, along with easy-to-understand standards and tips to help with compliance.

The new publication also includes a resource section that includes external resources from Medicare and other sources, and a pre-application checklist that highlights the key requirements that must be in place before submitting an application and being surveyed.

“This new combined resource for facility owners and business managers is a great tool for understanding exactly how the survey process works and what one can expect from ABC accreditation,” Mike Allen, CPO, FAAOP, facility accreditation committee chairman, stated in the release. “In addition, the revised standards and accompanying compliance tips take the apprehension out of the process.”

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