Central Fabrication Accreditation Guide

October 2023


Pre-Application Checklist

     Thank you for choosing ABC’s Central Fabrication Accreditation program. To help ensure           that you are ready for the accreditation process, ABC has created the following checklist.           We recommend that you review these items in order to be prepared for the application and         onsite survey process.

     This checklist does not replace the need to have a thorough understanding of the Central                                       Fabrication Accreditation Standards.

Before you apply, make sure your business:

  • is located within the United States, one of its territories or possessions
  • is a formally organized and legally established business that provides onsite custom fabrication of orthotic, prosthetic and/or pedorthic items/devices for external patient care providers
  • is licensed according to applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and maintains all current legal authorization, permits and zoning requirements to operate
  • has a physical location and operates in an appropriate central fabrication setting
  • has a full time employee onsite who maintains a nationally recognized certification as an orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, technician or assistant in the discipline(s) of the services the business provides
  • has no individual with ownership interest on the Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusion list
  • has met the Central Fabrication Accreditation Standards
  • has a minimum of 10 customer records
  • has designated at least one individual to be in charge of accreditation and compliance and that you have also assigned a back up contact
  • is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Privacy and Security Rules and US Department of Labor Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • is able to disclose the full listing of ownership (any individuals or parties holding more than 5% of controlling interest) or provide the list of your board of directors or trustees