The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) created the Podiatry Logging Service (PLS) so that graduating residents could track their surgical cases after residency. ABFAS uses the information in PLS for Case Review which is part of the board certification process.
You will have a database of your surgeries at your fingertips. This collective documentation will substantiate podiatric surgery’s role in healthcare. Long term, this benefits you and helps to improve podiatry’s position in patient foot and ankle care.
ABFAS has discontinued the use of 2.3.9 revision/repair of surgical outcome. Please log the actual procedure you performed for the revision. To identify the cases go to Report->List of Procedures and sort it by procedure code by clicking on the header of the Code column.
ABFAS has added Category 6 to PLS. This new category mirrors PRR’s category 6 and is intended to capture procedures performed in the hospital or operating room that do not fit appropriately in categories 1-5. Do not use it for logging procedures outside of the operating room, e.g. procedures performed in a clinic or office setting.
The PLS procedure codes have been updated to match the Podiatry Residency Resource (PRR) codes.
ABFAS is implementing new security features to protect our systems. As a result, the username and password that you use with the Podiatry Logging System (PLS), must match the one you use for the ABFAS website.
ICD and CPT code fields have been removed from PLS.