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In brief: Acquisitions, antibodies, awards 

January 8, 2021HME News Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Henry Schein Inc., a provider of health care solutions to medical and dental offices, has acquired a majority ownership position in Prism Medical Products, a national provider of home medical supplies with a focus in advanced wound care.   Founded in 2006, the Elkin, N.C.-based Prism Medical has more than 200 employees and 10 fulfillment centers. For the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2020, it reported revenues of approximately $52 million.  “Expanding...

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BOC announces new leadership 

January 4, 2021HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The BOC board of directors has announced its 2021 executive committee and elected a new board member. The executive committee officers are L. Bradley Watson, president of Clarksville Limb + Brace + Rehab, as chairman; Abel Guevara, COO and corporate compliance officer at New Way Medical Supply as vice chairman; David Regier, consultant, as secretary; Cameron Stewart, co-founder of Alcam Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, treasurer; Diana Klunk, certified mastectomy...

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BOC wins award for ‘rethinking’ business 

December 15, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has been recognized as a silver winner of a 2020 Golden Bridge Award. The award’s “Company Rethinking of the Year” category applauds companies that have demonstrated resiliency and creativity in adapting their business models and customer service offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 continues to present a wide range of challenges for health care professionals and DMEPOS facilities,”...

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BOC adds survey specialist

November 26, 2019HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has added Joshua Bressler, COF, CDME, as its survey process specialist. In this new role, he will manage all aspects of the organization's site surveys for businesses seeking BOC accreditation. He will also recruit, train, manage and evaluate BOC's site surveyors, who are independently contracted. Bressler is a former member and officer of BOC's board of directors. His background also includes sales experience at J&J Medical, a DME...

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'AOs are vigilant in looking for fraud'

July 25, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - How much of a role do accrediting organizations play in helping to prevent and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse?“Throughout the accreditation process, AOs are vigilant in looking for fraud, waste and abuse,” said Matthew Gruskin, the credentialing director for the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC). “CMS requires AOs to conduct site surveys to check for compliance with CMS Quality and Supplier Standards. Many of these standards are designed to help prevent...

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Brandt: Make the human connection

August 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Harry “J.R.” Brandt has been volunteering with the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) for 28 years, nearly as long as he's been in the orthotics and prosthetics field.That spirit of helping others was recently recognized by the BOC, which honored Brandt with the inaugural Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. The award was created by the BOC last year to honor a beloved board member and long-time orthotics and prosthetics practitioner.“I've spent a lot of my life...

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Quality spurs BOC biz

July 31, 2017Jeff Rowe

OWINGS MILLS, Md.- As payers increasingly focus on the quality and competence of DME suppliers, those suppliers are increasingly recognizing the value of having one or more certified DME specialists (CDME) on staff.And for that, they are turning to the Board of Certfication/Accreditation (BOC).That interest in DME certification is one reason why BOC recently moved to an office space nearly 50% larger than its former space, explains Claudia Zacharias, president and CEO of the not-for-profit organization.But...

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BOC to move into larger digs

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will nearly double it space, from 3,600 to 5,183 square feet, when it moves its headquarters in June to accommodate growth. BOC, founded in 1984, offers certification programs for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists, as well as facility accreditation for O&P practices and DME providers. “BOC's main focus remains on our customers,” notes President & CEO Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE. “We are looking...

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