Scholarships available for 2017 Summit & Expo

Scholarships for AABCP Breast Care Summit Registration now available. 

Please apply soon.  Limited supply.

AABCP has received a grant to cover a limited number of registration tickets for the 2017 Summit & Expo.

To apply, please fill out this form and submit.  These scholarships are open to all and will be considered and awarded on a first received basis.  Scholarships cover the cost of 1 FULL Individual registration which includes: meals, CEUs if requested, reception & event ticket.

Travel, accommodations and additional meals, expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

 

Click here to apply

 

Mastectomy is EXPOSED at NYC Fashion Week Runway

AnaOno Lingerie mastectomy designs hit NYC Fashion Week runway

This week all eyes will be on New York Fashion Week,  and on the first ever mastectomy runway event AnaOno Lingerie will make it one for the record books with EXPOSED!

EXPOSED: a powerful runway show experience celebrating a diverse set of women living with varying stages of breast cancer, previvor to survivor, presented by AnaOno Lingerie and #Cancerland at Art Hearts Fashion during New York Fashion Week. The groundbreaking event is proudly hosted by Academy Award-winning actress and breast cancer advocate Mira Sorvino, lifelong best friend to #Cancerland Founder and advocate Champagne Joy. Led by Champagne, models walking the show range from a ballet dancer to a tattoo artist; a musician to public figures, encompassing varying breast cancer diagnoses, surgery and reconstruction choices as well as surgical scarring. All 15 women taking the runway are set to bravely expose the reality of breast cancer alongside their own strength and determination in fighting through the battle.

AnaOno Lingerie founder, designer and survivor Dana Donofree, hopes that this event will raise awareness by opening a national dialog for the need for post-mastectomy products and services.

“We need to bring the conversation forward that women with mastectomies and lumpectomies, with or without reconstruction, need alternative options from the traditional bra market, and that includes a specialized fit, construction, and expertise!”

The groundbreaking show is proudly hosted by Academy Award-winning actress and breast cancer advocate Mira Sorvino, lifelong best friend to #Cancerland Founder and advocate Champagne Joy. AnaOno x #Cancerland EXPOSED will take place at Art Hearts Fashion New York Fashion Week on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. at the Angel Orensanz Center (172 Norfolk Street) on the Lower East Side. 

 

Can’t make it to NYC? See AnaOno & meet Dana Donofree at the AABCP Summit & Expo, July 27 & 28th, 2017  in New Orleans

AABCP 2017 Summit & Expo adds Exhibitors

AABCP 2017 Summit adds Exhibitors

The AABCP 2017 Summit & Expo scheduled for July 27 & 28th, 2017 in New Orleans is pleased to announce the addition of the following Exhibitors & Speakers:

  • Juzo
  • AnaOno
  • ABC
  • CGS Administrations (JB/JC)
  • Noridian Medicare (JA/JD)
  • BOC
  • Bandeau
  • Kudreshev Lingerie
  • Blushlife Apparel
  • and many more…

Why Attend the  2017 Summit & Expo?

The American Association of Breast Care Professionals second annual 2017 Breast Care Summit & Expo provides Certified mastectomy, lymphedema, and garment fitters as well as breast care professionals an opportunity to network with mastectomy stakeholders, explore new products and to develop a professional edge through a broad range of educational opportunities and product demonstrations.

Hope to see you there!

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Tom Price, MD Confirmed as Secretary HHS

Tom Price, MD has been confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services (CMS)

Representative Tom Price, MD was confirmed in a late night vote as Secretary of Health and Huma Services – HHS is the parent agengy for Medicare, Medicaid and most healthcare policies that govern Orthotics, Prosthetics and post mastectomy. He is expected to support and continue with his core beliefs for health care:  affordability, accessibility, quality, choice, innovation & responsiveness.

Post Mastectomy & CMS Qualified Provider Proposed Rule

On January 12, 2017, the Federal Register published a rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that defines the licensing, certification and accreditation requirements and qualifications needed for Orthotic & Prosthetic practitioners and suppliers who furnish and fabricate prosthetics and custom orthotics.  Further, the rule would enact provisions in the Social Security Act, which “requires that no Medicare payment shall be made for an item of custom-fabricated orthotics or for an item of prosthetics unless furnished by a qualified practitioner and fabricated by a qualified practitioner or a qualified supplier at a facility that meets criteria the Secretary determines appropriate.”

According to the proposed rule,  a qualified practitioner is someone who is

“licensed by the state, or in absence of licensure requirements is certified by the [ABC] or by the [BOC], or is credentialed and approved by a program that the Secretary determines, in consultation with appropriate experts in orthotics and prosthetics, has training and education standards that are necessary to provide such prosthetics and orthotics.”

Does any of this apply to post mastectomy?

yes and no.  On face value, probably not. however there are some strong concerns regarding conflicting language and definitions that AABCP staff is in the process of researching; the organization has requested clarification on several points.

 

The Executive Director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals, Rhonda F Turner, states that

“It has always been AABCP’s mission to protect and give a voice to the post mastectomy professional.  Our greatest concern moving forward with this proposed rule is “unintended consequences” or broad interpretations of “prosthetics or qualified providers” that while not currently included,  could potentially and adversely effect post mastectomy providers.”

AABCP will be commenting on the Proposed Rule before the March deadline.

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Click Here to read the Federal Register: Proposed Rule