As part of the requirements for being a Medicare provider, your facility must be accredited. Part of the accreditation requirements for providing mastectomy products is to have a certified mastectomy fitter on staff or on call. For private insurance and accreditation requirements, you will need to inquire at those companies your customers are insured with.
Becoming a certified mastectomy fitter is a three step process. First you must take an eight hour training class recognized by the Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC) or the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC). Then you must log 500 hours of fitting experience. Following your 500 hours, you can apply to sit for the certification exam with either BOC or ABC. For more information on becoming a certified mastectomy fitter. Please visit www.abcop.org
The accreditation organizations recognized by Medicare are listed on the Medicare website
. Scroll down the page to DMEPOS Deemed Accreditation Organizations.