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BOC Offers CDME Certification and Exam at Medtrade Spring

In  a joint effort to deliver a unique certification opportunity to Medtrade attendees, an introductory workshop for the Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) certification exam will be presented by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) and The MED Group at Medtrade Spring in March 2014. Participants will also have the opportunity to sit for the CDME exam during the expo, which will run from March 10th through 12th, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Workshop participants will discover the value of the CDME credential and how it can help them gain a competitive edge in a challenging industry climate. How to market the credential to patients, referral sources, and third party payors, will also be discussed during the session. A representative from The MED Group will lead a comprehensive exam preparation course, followed by a self-assessment to gauge individual preparedness for the certification exam.

The DME Specialist certification signifies a broad understanding of the durable medical equipment (DME) industry, including the intake process, product selection, dispensing and setup, documentation, billing, compliance, and performance management. Earning the CDME credential demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of products like oxygen, transfer systems, enteral supplies, and wound care. Trained and certified “CDMEs,” as these specialists are known, are highly valued in the DME industry and the certification assures patients and referral sources of professionalism and quality care.

Medtrade is the largest home medical equipment exposition and conference in the U.S. This show features a large expo floor filled with the leading home medical equipment manufacturers and their DME products. Thousands of durable medical equipment companies attend Medtrade to find everything from the basics to the latest innovations in mobility, respiratory, sleep, rehab, and aids to daily living. BOC and MED Group will be among the market’s leading solution providers exhibiting at Medtrade.

BOC President and CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, said, “The DME Specialist Certification bridges our two major programs, individual certification and facility accreditation. It made sense to offer this valuable certification opportunity at Medtrade where so many skilled professionals are present. Our year-round certification testing model is yet another way BOC serves a growing marketplace where product demand continues to climb.

“BOC continues to be recognized as an industry leader that offers year-round certification testing with instant scoring, award-winning customer service support, and unique certification for DME professionals. Internationally-respected organizations like the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, Nordstrom, and major insurance companies, partner with BOC, relying on our credentials as assurance of competence, professionalism, and safety.”

CONTACT: Carrie Green, 410.581.6222

About BOC
Since 1984, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has provided credentials demonstrating the competence and proficiency of O&P and DME professionals. BOC offers NCCA-accredited certification programs in five O&P disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting. BOC partners with suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS), offering accreditation that evidences compliance with standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). BOC also offers the Certified DME Specialist™ (CDME™) certification for DMEPOS facility personnel. Learn more at www.bocusa.org and cdme.org.

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