Additional Orthotic and Prosthetic Resources
About 185,000 people in the U.S. have limbs amputated each year and many look for some guidance and information on how to receive a prosthetic and what the cost would be. Many patients that need a prosthetic aren’t sure if their health insurance will help pay for it, but QuoteWizard has put together a valuable resource to help guide patients on what they should know or expect from their provider. It goes through the details of employer plans, marketplace plans, Medicare, and even Medicaid plans. No matter what plan they may have, every patient should benefit from this resource.
To be considered, students are to apply directly to SPS no later than February 14, 2020. Visit www.spsco.com/scholarship for details on qualifications and how to apply.
The amputee coalition is the leading, national nonprofit organization working to support people with limb loss.
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The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual people living with amputation, education and support groups for people living with amputation, professionals, family members and friends of those living with amputation, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), is a multi-disciplinary organization comprised of persons who have a professional interest in the clinical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation engineering and related topics
The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) promotes education in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and raises the standards of education in the field. This includes working in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the accreditation of orthotist/prosthetist and technician level education within the O&P profession. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 23 allied health disciplines.
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic professions. The public requires and deserves assurance that the persons providing orthotic and prosthetic services and care are qualified to provide the appropriate services, and it was on this basis that the ABC was established as a credentialing organization.
The Pedorthic Foundation supports education and training for students who are seeking pedorthic certification, credentialed pedorthists and retail footwear professionals/employees through its scholarship programs. Education and continuing education help ensure the future of the pedorthic profession and benefit everyone who uses pedorthic services.