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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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In brief: 2021 fee schedule, health care spending, Medtrade West 

December 18, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­– Non-competitive bidding areas will see a slight decrease in Medicare reimbursement, based on the 2021 fee schedule CMS released last week.  Rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.2% and non-rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.5%, according to an analysis of the top 25 HCPCS codes by AAHomecare.  CMS will continue to apply the CARES Act relief rates in rural and non-rural areas, resulting in rates in non-rural...

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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 seeks noms for Certificant of the Year

September 4, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for its second annual Certificant of the Year Award. The award distinguishes a professional in good standing in any of BOC's six certification areas (DME specialist, mastectomy fitter, orthotic fitter, orthotist, pedorthist, or prosthetist). Nominees must demonstrate exceptional service to patients, notable achievements in research, commitment to giving back to the community and/or outreach to developing countries...

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In brief: AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid, LUCI launches

June 19, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.The Department of Health and Human Services has opened an application portal for CARES Act relief for Medicaid/CHIP-only providers who have directly billed those programs between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020.Suppliers have reported that they have been denied any Medicaid-related relief because they received small Medicare relief payments. Even companies who declined to...

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BOC seeks nominations

June 18, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. Now in its fourth year, the award recognizes outstanding individuals for their services to BOC. Nominees for the award must have a proven history of service and volunteerism with BOC, and might include—but are not limited to—certificants, vendors, consultants, business partners or former BOC board members. The award is named after James Newberry,...

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BOC offers three certification exams online

June 3, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation has launched a new remote proctored testing option, allowing candidates to complete their exams online and earn certification. Delivered by BOC test partner PSI, the remote proctored testing option allows candidates to take their orthotic fitter (COF), mastectomy fitter (CMF) or DME specialist (CDME) certification exams from a location of their choice. “Live, remote proctored testing gives candidates the opportunity to take exams...

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BOC gives 'OK' to virtual course

May 15, 2020Tracy Orzel

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - For the first time ever, the Board of Certification/Accreditation has given the green light to a 100% online mastectomy fitter course.Historically, the certified mastectomy fitter (CMF) and certified orthotics fitter (COF) courses combined online learning with in-person labs, but due to social distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOC has revisited its policy.“CMF and COF certificants are very important professionals in the health care communities they...

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BOC to offer remote proctored testing in 2020

May 1, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has launched a new remote testing option. Beginning in early June 2020, candidates can complete their certificate exams from the safety of their homes or offices. This COVID-sensitive testing option is a joint offering from BOC and its exam delivery partner, PSI. BOC planned to add remote proctored testing as an option later in 2020, but due to the temporary closure of many testing centers during the pandemic, it fast tracked the...

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BOC nabs 10th Stevie Award

March 4, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation is a winner's in this year's Stevie Awards competition for sales and customer service. It's BOC's 10th Stevie Award since 2013. The company won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service in the “Best Use of Technology in Customer Service” category, recognizing its focus on improving customer service by creating a better website experience. In 2018, BOC launched a project to enhance its brand, improve its customer experience...

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