Membership Levels & Specific Benefits

What Is PFA?

The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA), founded in 1958, is the not-for-profit professional association which represents the interests of the certified and/or licensed pedorthist and supports the pedorthic profession at large. Through PFA's efforts, pedorthics – the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices – is a well-established allied health profession which makes an invaluable contribution to public health.

PFA's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of credentialed providers of lower extremity pedorthic modalities through education; increase the demand for services through marketing; and promote the right to practice through government affairs activities.

Membership Services
Members of PFA are individuals and companies from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in pedorthics, from practice and treatment through education and research. For details on how the Association serves its members, please review the benefits of membership at each membership category:
 
1. Regular Company Membership (a brick and mortar, main business location) - Provides voting rights.
Sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations which are engaged in the dispensing of prescription, custom or comfort footwear or foot orthotics.

Dues:  $385.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • Inclusion in on-line searchable membership database (if primary member is a credentialed pedorthist)
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • One person designated to serve as the company's official representative who may or may not be certified in pedorthics
  • Discounts on PFA sponsored educational events
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
  • Substantial bankcard processing program discounts
  • Substantial shipping program discounts
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Government Affairs representation
  • Ability to participate on committees
2. Regular Individual Membership – Provides voting rights.
Individuals, whether certified in pedorthics or not, who are actively involved in dispensing pedorthic, custom or comfort footwear or foot orthotics are eligible for the Regular Individual Membership.
 
Dues:  $295.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • Inclusion in on-line searchable membership database
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Government Affairs representation
  • Educational opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities - ability to participate on boards and committees
3. Associate Member – No voting rights.
Any employee(s) employed by a Regular Company or Vendor/Manufacturer. Member, or, a location that is an additional office or facility of a Regular Company's main business location. Additional facility/location has access to basic PFA services under the umbrella of the Regular Company Member's main business location.


Dues:  $195.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • Access to bankcard processing program discounts
  • Access to shipping program discounts
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Discounts on PFA sponsored education events
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
4. Medical/Affiliate Member (Includes Medical, Affiliate and former Honorary Members) – No voting rights.
Physicians (MD, DPM, DO), residents, interns and medical students;allied health personnel who are interested in, but do not practice pedorthics (such as persons with the following designations: CO, CP, CPO, BOC, PT, RN, OST); retailers not actively engaged in pedorthics (such as shoe retailers and shoe repair professionals); and other individuals interested in PFA's objectives. If certified in pedorthics, but not a physician (MD, DPM, DO), individuals must join under the Regular Individual Member category.
Dues:  $210.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Leadership opportunities for physicians to serve as Medical Advisors to the Board
5. Student Member – No voting rights.
Individuals who are interested in, or are currently in the process of becoming, certified in pedorthics.

Dues:  $75.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
  • Discounts on select Pre-Certification Courses
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Work/Study opportunities at PFA's annual symposium
  • Dues: $160.00 (Good for one-year only. Non-transferable)
6. Vendor/Manufacturer Member - Voting rights through Vendor/Manufacturer Liaison on PFA's Board of Directors
Suppliers, manufacturers and other firms (such as wholesalers) who provide pedorthic footwear and related products.
 
Dues:  $850.00 per year
 
Benefits of this membership category include:
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Access to valuable news, information and material in the Members Only sections of PFA's website.
  • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events
  • Discounts on Resource Center Bookstore purchases
  • Company listing, with logo, in the Product Reference Guide of each issue of Current Pedorthics magazine, and an identical text-only listing on the PFA website.
  • Discounts on Symposium exhibiting
  • Magazine subscription to Current Pedorthics
  • Substantial Bankcard processing program discounts
  • Substantial Shipping program discounts
  • Government Affairs representation
  • Leadership opportunities - ability to participate on boards and committees
7. Certified Fitter - therapeutic shoes (CFts) Member – No voting rights.
Individuals, certified as a fitter of therapeutic shoes (CFts), who are actively involved in dispensing non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
 
Dues:  $210.00 per year

Benefits of this membership category include:
  • Discounts on PFA-sponsored educational events, including the Annual Symposium and Exhibition, webinars and on-line/on-demand programming;
  • PFA's comprehensive pedorthic HCPCS coding manual
  • Discounts on Resource Center bookstore products such as text books, practice management publications, marketing resources and more;
  • Annual subscription to Current Pedorthics magazine;
  • Access to members-only resources on PFA's website with information on coding and billing, legislative and regulatory issues, the latest news and information on practice management, etc.;
NOTE:  PFA Members located outside the United States and Canada (in any membership category) must remit an additional $50.00 in their dues total.
 
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