Medicare Supplier Standards
Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates operates as an approved provider of medical services for Medicare and Medicaid patients. As a part of the requirements for continuing as a Medicare provider, a medical facility must be accredited by an approved organization. For POA, our accreditation is granted by meeting established standards set by ABC, the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. ABC is a national association in the orthotic and prosthetic profession, officially recognized by Medicare and other government agencies and payors. Standards evaluated by ABC include patient care management, quality assurance, facility management, and adherence to safety and security regulations. ABC has recognized Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates at the highest level of accreditation.
In addition to our facility accreditation, our full staff of prosthetists and orthotists is certified as practitioners as well. Certification is granted to prosthetists and orthotists only after successfully completing a college degree, clinical residency and passing difficult evaluation exams. Our clinical team represents almost 100 years of professional experience in our local community. The combination of book smarts, practical experience, and a caring human spirit makes for the high level of patient care that you can expect to find at POA.
If you are a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary, it is important that you understand the standards of care that an approved provider must meet. Below please find both the English and Spanish versions of these Medicare documents for your review.