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  • Jim Lawson

    Jim Lawson

    Outreach Development, American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC)

    Class: General Session

    Session Title: 2021: Facility Accreditation Standards: How to be Compliant in a Challenging O&P World

    Change is all around us especially in the COVID-19 world and it’s how you stay ahead of the curve which will ensure your success. Where is our profession going and what changes can we make to stay on top and safe?  Join this education opportunity and discussion on best business practices and ways to help your facility be compliant with the ABC accreditation standards. We’ll discuss ABC’s extensive set of accreditation tools and resources to help you become and remain the best business you can be. We’ll review:

    • Best business practices that will save you time and money
    • Complying with the standards that apply directly to your boutique
    • Chart documentation that supports treatment, billing and medical necessity. Make sure you get paid for the services you provide and help defend yourself from audits.
    • Opportunities for marketing your practice
    • The Top Ten issues ABC surveyors discover during their surveys and even more importantly, how to avoid them! 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Outline accreditation standards.
    • Describe best business practices as it relates to accreditation.
    • Name three items that can help with passing your accreditation survey.

    CEUs: ABCOP: 1.0 Business | BOC: 1.25 Business

    About Jim Lawson

    Jim manages ABC’s outreach Development and in that role he devotes his time to working with business owners, helping them to navigate the accreditation process and improve their businesses. He also works with students and residents to help them be prepared for the ABC certificate board exams. Jim speaks at national, regional, state, and chapter O&P, Pedorthics, and Mastectomy conferences as well as universities and colleges as he represents ABC. He also produces educational video series for ABC, webinars and podcasts. With over 20 years’ experience in partnership building, public outreach, and business development, Jim brings to the O&P profession a unique perspective to help business owners succeed.

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