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ABC offers different accreditation programs tailored to the type of patient care services provided at each of your patient care locations. Your main service should be the accreditation program that most fully encompasses your facility’s patient care services. All other services can be indicated on your application as additional services. Remember that you must apply for ABC Accreditation in all of the services provided regardless of whether you are billing CMS or another payer for those services.
These services must be provided by a certified or licensed orthotist and prosthetist. Orthotic & Prosthetic Accreditation includes all services outlined in both the Orthotic and Prosthetic Accreditation descriptions below.
These services must be provided by a certified or licensed orthotist. Orthotics Accreditation includes custom fabricated, prefabricated, off-the-shelf orthotic devices, pedorthics and non-custom therapeutic footwear.
These services must be provided by a certified or licensed prosthetist. Prosthetics Accreditation is a stand-alone accreditation and does not encompass any other services, such as mastectomy or ocular prostheses.
These services must be provided by a certified and/or licensed orthotist or pedorthist. This program is designed for facilities that provide pedorthics, therapeutic and diabetic footwear items and services. The scope of service includes the assessment, treatment and education of patients and the ability to provide non-custom therapeutic footwear and non-custom diabetic multi-density inserts.
These services must be provided by a certified or licensed orthotist or orthotic fitter. This program is designed for facilities that only provide prefabricated custom fit. Pedorthic, therapeutic and diabetic footwear services are not covered under the scope of services for this accreditation program.
This program is designed for facilities that only provide off-the-shelf orthotic devices. The scope of services for this accreditation is limited to those orthotic devices that require only minor adjustments and does not include therapeutic and diabetic footwear.
These services must be provided by a licensed or certified orthotist, pedorthist, therapeutic shoe fitter or appropriately licensed professional. This program is designed for facilities that only provide non-custom therapeutic footwear and non-custom diabetic multi-density inserts.
These services must be provided by a certified or licensed mastectomy fitter. This program is designed for facilities that provide patient care services related to post mastectomy prostheses and accessories. This program does not include pneumatic compression devices (lymphedema pumps). If your facility is only providing Mastectomy, please review our Mastectomy Patient Care Guide.
NOTE: The Mastectomy Accreditation program is not included in any other accreditation program and must be indicated separately on your application.
The services provided by these facilities must be provided by a board certified or licensed ocularist or an ocular Diplomate or Associate of the American Society of Ocularists. This program is designed for facilities that provide fitting, shaping, painting and maintenance of ocular prostheses.
NOTE: The Ocular Prosthetics Accreditation program is not included in any other accreditation program and must be indicated separately on your application.
NOTE: ABC does not provide DME or AAD as a stand-alone accreditation program. To be eligible for DME or AAD Accreditation, you must also apply for one of ABC’s main accreditation programs and maintain that accreditation. If your facility is providing any of the items listed in either or both programs, your facility must obtain additional accreditation in DME or AAD.
DME or AAD Accreditation is necessary for all facilities that provide durable medical equipment in addition to orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, non-custom therapeutic footwear, prefabricated orthotics, off-the-shelf orthotics, mastectomy and ocular prostheses. AAD is considered a subcategory of DME; therefore, all AAD services are covered in the DME Accreditation. If you are providing services that span both categories, it is only necessary to apply for DME. If you are renting any products listed in the following charts, you must apply for DME Accreditation.
The chart will provide you with guidance on the products covered by each of the accreditation programs.
|All Ancillary Assistive Devices|
|Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)|
|Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) Devices and/or supplies|
|Contracture Treatment Devices: Dynamic Splint|
|Enteral Equipment and/or Supplies|
|External Infusion Pumps|
|External Infusion Pump Supplies|
|Gastric Suction Pumps|
|High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) Devices) and/or supplies|
|Implanted Infusion Pumps and Supplies|
|Infrared Heating Pad Systems and/or supplies|
|Insulin Infusion Pumps|
|Insulin Infusion Pump Supplies|
|Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)|
|Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Devices|
|Mechanical In-Exsufflation Devices|
|Nebulizer Equipment and Supplies|
|Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps and Supplies|
|Neurostimulators and/or supplies|
|Oxygen Equipment and Supplies|
|Parenteral Equipment and/or Supplies|
|Respiratory Assist Devices|
|Respiratory Suction Pumps|
|Ventilators: all types–Not CPAP or RAD|
|Wheelchairs-Complex Rehab. Manual Chair|
|Wheelchairs-Complex Rehab. Manual Chair Accessories|
|Wheelchairs-Complex Rehab. Power Chair|
|Wheelchairs-Complex Rehab. Power Chair Accessories|
|Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)|
|Blood Glucose Monitors and Supplies (mail order)|
|Blood Glucose Monitor and Supplies (non-mail order)|
|Canes and Crutches|
|Heat and Cold Applications|
|Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulators (NMES) and/or supplies|
|Pneumatic Compression Devices|
|Power Operated Vehicles (scooters)|
|Seat Lift Mechanisms|
|Speech Generating Devices|
|Support Surfaces: Pressure Reducing Beds/ Mattresses/Pads–New|
|Support Surfaces: Pressure Reducing Beds/ Mattresses/Pads - Used|
|Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) and/or supplies|
|Ultraviolet Light Devices and/or supplies|
|Wheelchairs–Standard Manual Related Accessories and Repairs|
|Wheelchairs–Standard Power Related Accessories and Repairs|
If your facility is renting any of the above items, regardless of your main accreditation category, your facility must apply for DME Accreditation.