February 2013

BOC introduces DME certification

This month the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) began offering a new certification for durable medical equipment (DME) professionals, the Certified DME Specialist (CDME).

This role involves equipment delivery, set up, and patient education. CDMEs handle basic repairs and troubleshooting of DME products, ensure home safety through home inspections and installation, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

A committee of subject matter experts developed an exam based on the major competencies of the field. The exam will be offered at testing locations nationwide, and candidates will receive results instantly.

Eligible candidates must have a high school diploma and 500 hours experience in the DME industry. After passing the multiple-choice exam, a CDME must meet continuing education and annual renewal requirements to maintain certification.

More information is available at cdme.org.

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