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In brief: Mum’s still the word at CMS, Drive makes buy

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01/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders were still waiting for word from CMS at press time on Friday on how the agency plans to retroactively delay a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-competitive bidding areas.

BOC elects new members

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01/12/2017

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The BOC board has elected its 2017 executive committee. Bradley Watson, president of Clarksville Limb + Brace + Rehab in Bowling Green, Ky., chairman; Rod Borkowski, president of Health Essentials in Calif., vice-chairman; Wayne Rosen, owner of W.R.

People: Zacharias, Hizzey

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09/14/2016

Claudia Zacharias, president and CEO of the Board of Certification/Accreditation, is a 2016 Circle of Excellence Award finalist by Baltimore SmartCEO. Under her watch, BOC has seen its revenue increase nearly 50%.

People: Brightree, InfuSystem, BOC, Medical Service Co.

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08/04/2016

Brightree CEO Dave Cormack and his family have funded the construction of the new Children International Community Center and Youth Center in Cartagena, Colombia.

People news

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06/30/2016

James Newberry, a longtime practitioner and board member for the Board of Certification/Accreditation, passed away on June 27. He began his career as an orthotist/prosthetist while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

In brief: Bid bill to drop this week, House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

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05/06/2016

The “Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016” will join a bill already introduced in the Senate that also seeks to push back the date of the cuts, which will usher in reimbursement based 100% on the competitive bidding program, from July 1, 2016, to Oct.

BOC to sunset new certifications

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05/04/2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) plans to stop accepting new applications for its orthotist (BOC), prosthetist (BOCP) and pedorthist (BOCPD) certifications.

O&P: A challenging but viable market

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03/21/2016

Yes, the orthotics and prosthetics market is under increasing government scrutiny and CMS is proposing archaic practices as a cost-saving solution.

In brief: Apria gives enterals another shot, HME providers make their case to SBA

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03/18/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has stepped back into the home enterals market with the launch of Refresh, its new support program.

BOC snags another Stevie Award

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03/15/2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation has won a bronze Stevie Award for “E-Commerce Customer Service” for its customer service and social media efforts. It’s the fifth time in four years BOC has won an award, according to a press release.

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