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BOC seeks certificant nominations

November 3, 2021HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is calling for nominations for its third annual Certificant of the Year Award. The award recognizes one BOC-certified individual each year for outstanding achievements in service, research and outreach. “The talents and achievements of BOC-certified professionals are abundant,” said Matthew Gruskin, COO “We created our Certificant of the Year Award to honor those going above and beyond to improve the lives...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Orthotist, Pedorthist, Prosthetist

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O&P pushes again for separate status

August 14, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders. “Every other medical profession is doing more telehealth, including OTs and PTs, and (being considered a supplier) is handcuffing us on being able to bill for telehealth,” said Justin Beland, director of government relations for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.“I...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Justin Beland, Orthotist, Prosthetist

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