|PFA Membership Benefits|
As a member of Pedorthic Footcare Association, you receive benefits and services geared specifically for your business needs and career development. From new member gifts and networking to learning opportunities and legislative help, PFA is the source for your professional needs!
Business servicesWhether you're running your own practice or part of a health organization, PFA can help you keep the costs of doing business down through:
Government Affairs and Legislative SupportPFA tracks Medicare news and regulations, issues relating to the Therapuetic Shoes for Diabetics benefit, and state licensure initiatives -- and makes sure members know quickly when government actions will affect their practices. Through grassroots lobbying efforts, PFA offers YOU the chance to become involved and effect change in your profession!
Publications:Current Pedorthics (click here) , the profession's only magazine focusing specifically on pedorthic issues, keeps members updated on news and people in the industry. PFA offers a wide selection of industry-related books on pedorthics available through its mail-order library, The Resource Center.
Marketing OpportunitiesIn addition, PFA provides members with brochures, pamphlets, videos and books they can use to strengthen their own practices -- among referral sources and among patients -- at low members-only cost through our mail-order Resource Center.
Introduction to PedorthicsPFA has published the first textbook on the practice of pedorthics -- and members can purchase it at a substantial discount. Coming in 2011 will be PFA's second pedorthic text, building upon the success of Introduction to Pedorthics.
Modern Coding for Foot and Ankle DMEPOS HCPCS Codes - An Analysis, Explanation and Clarification by the PFA Coding Committee
The first coding manual designed to give practical and fair advice to today's pedorthists and other healthcare practitioners dispensing foot and ankle DMEPOS devices. Developed by PFA's Coding Committee, it provides thoughtful and consistent guidance for pedorthic and other allied healthcare practitioners. Members of PFA can download this tremendous resource from the PFA website free of charge, or may purchase, for a nominal fee, a printed version or a version on CD through PFA's Resource Center.
Continuing Education OpportunitiesLifelong learning is essential in pedorthics. PFA members receive discounts on registration, travel and lodging costs for both national and regional educational programs.
NetworkingEnhance your abilities by sharing ideas, advice, techniques and professional experience with fellow professionals.
Public Outreach: PFA works continuously to increase understanding and appreciation for pedorthics among the public, other allied health care professionals and federal legislators and regulators through educational campaigns, exhibits at numerous conferences each year, focusing media attention on pedorthics and building alliances with other groups to help integrate pedorthics into their patient care efforts.
Ongoing Liaison with Pedorthics SuppliersPFA maintains strong relationships with suppliers of pedorthic products, so you can find the products and services you need--quickly and affordably. For a list of vendors and manufacturers use the link below.
PFA Vendors and Manufacturers (click here)
Leadership OpportunitiesPFA provides its members with opportunities and tools to teach their communities what pedorthics involves, to serve on task forces and committees, and to become leaders in a growing field.
To learn more about the benefits to being a member of PFA, call PFA's Membership Department at (229) 389-3440.