ABC CredCast show

ABC CredCast

Summary: Your Source for O&P Credentialing Insights; covering everything you need to know about certification, continuing ed, accreditation and more! ABC CredCast host Jim Lawson, Outreach Development Manager for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC), provides insights and helpful tools for navigating all of ABC’s credentialing programs and recertification processes.

Podcasts:

 Limb Loss & Preservation Registry Initiative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:50

Mayo Clinic research professor, Dr. Ken Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E., joins CredCast to talk about leading the national effort to develop a Limb Loss and Preservation Registry. Listen in to learn more and find out how you can help!

 Central Fabrication Accreditation DRILL DOWN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:10

Join host, Jim Lawson as he takes a detailed look at ABC's Central Fabrication Accreditation program. Learn how becoming accredited can benefit your business and bottom line. Show your customers that you’re working just as hard as they are to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients.

 Scope of Practice - Top 5 Things You Should Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:02

Are you well versed on the Scope of Practice for your credential? On this episode, we highlight the top five things everyone should know about staying within their scope. ABC’s Director, Clinical Resources, Steve Fletcher CPO, LPO, joins Jim for a little game of Scope of Practice True or False. Listen in to play along!

 Amazing Resources for Your Limb Loss Patients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:41

Look like a hero with your limb loss and limb difference patients after listening to this episode! Jim sits down with Caitlyn Hurley, Manager of the Amputee Coalition's National Limb Loss Resource Center to discuss the many valuable and free resources available to the limb loss community, many of which you may not be aware.

 Improving Your Digital Marketing Strategies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:00

We're connected to our electronic devices now more than ever. Join ABC's Marketing Team as they share easy strategies for using digital marketing to promote yourself or your business and tips for staying connected to your patients. Listen in as the team focuses on social media, digital badges, websites and search engine optimization.

 Telehealth in O&P Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:54

Hear additional tips and insights from two practitioners who are successfully using telehealth for the continuum of patient care.

 Telehealth in O&P Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:30

Whether you’re already using telehealth in your practice or considering it, be sure to listen to part one of our two-part podcast which includes guidance from ABC and insight from one practice owner and the impact on her practice.

 Social Distance & Safety Tips for Your Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:18

Wondering what precautions other O&P practices are taking to keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond? Jim reached out to Brett Saunders, CPO and owner of Saunders Prosthetics & Orthotics Group, to learn what Brett and his staff are doing in their practice. You're sure to take away lots of good ideas and tips from this constructive conversation.

 Guidance on SBA Loans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:35

Jim gets the inside scoop from Jeff Magginnis, Senior VP and SBA Sales Manager of First Financial Bank. With nearly 30 years experience working in the financial profession, Jeff shares guidance on how to navigate the currently volatile environment of applying for SBA loans. Jim also interviews Tony Ward, CPO and Executive VP of Durrett’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, who shares his personal experience applying for an SBA loan during the first round of funding.

 Compliance Amidst Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:12

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of uncertainty, but now more than ever compliance with emergency preparedness and patient safety standards are a must. Join Jim as he brings together two of ABC's top accreditation surveyors to discuss the standards that are most critical during this difficult time as well as those that tend to cause the most confusion.

 COVID-19 Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:03

Cathy Carter, ABC's Executive Director, joins Jim to discuss ABC's latest updates and actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Important Code Changes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:11

Jim gets the scoop from ABC's Director of Clinical Resources about important changes to the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility including new and expanded instruction on terminating a patient relationship, providing patient records, soliciting patients and illegal discrimination and harassment.

 3D Printing - Opportunity or Opposition? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:14

3D Printing - opportunity or opposition? Join Jim and special guest Jeff Erenstone, CPO, practice owner and 3D printing entrepreneur, as he shares his experiences and ideas about this somewhat controversial technology and its impact on the future of O&P.

 New Year, New Changes for Continuing Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:44

This is BIG! Important and exciting changes have been made to ABC's continuing education program requirements. Jim sits down with ABC Director of Recertification Services, Michelle Gleeson, to learn what those changes are and how they affect ABC's credential holders. This is one episode you don't want to miss!

 Cracking the Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:34

Resident Code Expert and ABC's Director of Clinical Resources, Steve Fletcher, CPO, walks us through the Code of Professional Responsibility highlighting important requirements, example violations and key processes. As an ABC credential holder, you must abide by the Code, but do you know what it says? Think of this as your Code Cliff Notes!

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