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People in the news: BOC, Ottobock

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01/28/2015

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has announced its 2015 Executive Committee. Elected to another one-year term are Chairman James Hewlett, DMEPOS consultant for ConsultantsPRN; Vice Chairman R. Jeffrey Hedges, president of R.J.

Pedorthist 'integral to health team'

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09/26/2014

Every five to seven years, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) conducts a Job Task Analysis to gauge the changing role of the pedorthist. The latest survey went out in July.

CMS looks to demote certified orthotic fitters

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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders have sounded off on a CMS proposal that would prohibit certified orthotic fitters (COFs) from providing custom orthotics to Medicare beneficiaries.

BOC to update pedorthist exam

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07/03/2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) and its testing vendor recently convened subject matter exports to collaborate on a BOC Pedorthist Job Task Analysis, according to a release.

In brief: Liberty Medical vs. Medco, another fraud hearing

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04/25/2014

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Liberty Medical has filed a complaint with the U.S.

BOC unites departments, changes leadership

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04/22/2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has consolidated its organization certification and accreditation departments, strengthening its product delivery and cross-promotion efficiencies, according to a press release.

In brief: Report cites spike in PAP use, Inogen sets IPO terms

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02/07/2014

WASHINGTON – The number of beneficiaries receiving PAP devices for a one-year time period grew 13%, while the total number of beneficiaries receiving all DMEPOS items during the same period fell 1%, according to a recently released comparative billing report.

In brief: Gov’t delays hearings, Cardinal highlights AssuraMed

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11/01/2013

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice.

BOC changes prerequisites

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05/13/2013

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently changed its prerequisites for becoming a certified orthotist or prosthetist by adding both a graduation and residency requirement, according to a press release.

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