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WellSky earns health IT certification

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky’s Hospice & Palliative V.500 technologies have achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification through the Drummond Group, an authorized certification body. The stamp of approval means the software offers interoperability functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the criteria of various regulatory programs that require...

Certification, EHR, Health IT, WellSky

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TiLite awarded certification

November 11, 2020HME News Staff

LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil's manual wheelchair unit, TiLite, has been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification for product design, development, manufacturing and distribution of its medical device products. “Permobil has created high quality, user-focused medical devices for decades,” said Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas. “We are passionate about creating our products with the highest standards for safety, performance and reliability that not just meet, but exceed, our...

Certification, Permobil, TiLite

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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...

BOC, Certification, DME, Mastectomy, Online education, Orthotics, Remote testing

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NSM takes tech training 'to the next level'

July 23, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has introduced a technician career path and certification program, the first of its kind, the company says. The program establishes a four- tiered technician classification system (associate technician, technician, senior technician and master technician), supported by a certification process. “We value the integral role our technicians play in keeping our clients moving through life,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “Our new career path and...

Certification, NSM, tech training

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BOC offers CDME exam

July 24, 2018HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will hold a DME workshop and exam at BECO Tower II in Owings Mills, Md., on Aug. 29-30. On Aug. 29, Jeff Hedges, CDME, president and CEO of R.J. Hedges & Associates, will give a workshop, “An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist.” On Aug. 30, BOC will offer the CDME exam. The workshop is free, and eligibility requirements for the exam are a high school diploma and 500 hours of experience in...

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DMERT Group set to launch complex rehab certification

June 22, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training Group (DMERT Group) plans to launch a Level 2 certification for repair technicians for complex rehab technology in August.The group, a collaboration between U.S. Rehab, VGM Education and FIOS DME Repair Training, already offers a Level 1 certification for basic DME like canes, crutches, walkers, scooters, standard Group 2 wheelchairs, beds, lift chairs and standard manual wheelchairs.“(Level 2) dives into the individuality of...

Certification, Complex Rehab, Repairs, training, U.S. Rehab, VGM

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Option Care nurses receive infusion certification

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. - Option Care, a provider of home and alternate treatment site infusion therapy services, recognizes 19 of its nurses for passing the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) examination this spring. The bi-annual exam, facilitated through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation, is the only accredited and nationally recognized certification for infusion nursing. Option Care says its newly certified clinicians make up nearly 20% of the total number of clinicians to receive...

Certification, Home Infusion, Option Care

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Collaboration results in DMERT certification

May 22, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training (DMERT) Group has been launched as a new certification body for the DME and complex rehab technology industry. The DMERT Group is a nonprofit organization meant to establish training guidelines and provide proper certification for repair technicians. U.S. Rehab, VGM Education and FIOS Repair Training collaborated to develop online tech training courses that are DMERT Group certified. The courses are designed to help prepare techs...

Certification, Repair, training, U.S. Rehab, VGM

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Bill tries to force CMS's hand on O&P certification

May 30, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have once again introduced a bill that calls on CMS to enforce a law that O&P providers be certified to receive payments under Medicare.Thompson and Thompson introduced H.R. 2599, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2017, last week. They have introduced similar bills in previous sessions of Congress.“Medicare beneficiaries in need of prosthetic and orthotic services deserve to know...

Certification, Fraud, Legislation, O&P

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Convaid reps get certified

August 7, 2015HME News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. - Several business development representatives throughout Convaid's 11 regional territories in North America have earned certification as Child Passenger Safety Technicians by the National Child Passenger Safety Board. The certification qualifies the reps to assess and evaluate car seat configurations for children. The National Child Passenger Safety Board was established to provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain...

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