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14th Annual Big 10

It’s time again for our annual Big 10 list of trends affecting HME now and in the months to come, but this year is different due to the far-reaching COVID-19 public health emergency. See what will impact the industry as we roll into 2021.

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Game Changes: Accreditation in 2021

This year marks a renewal cycle for DMEPOS accreditation, but COVID-19 and some other industry trends have changed the game. What do providers need to know to ensure a smooth and timely renewal?

Accreditation: The Pharmacy Exemption

DME pharmacies, the community pharmacies that also provide home and durable medical equipment, have unique circumstances when it comes to DMEPOS accreditation.

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Renewing Accreditation in 2021

This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around?

Handling Regulatory and Process Changes During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a variety of regulatory changes from CMS. How do HME providers manage all of them?

Virtual Surveys Help Keep DMEPOS Providers Current

Now that social distancing has become an everyday routine, a virtual site survey for accreditation can be conducted in a safe, convenient, and effective manner. How does it work and what do you need to know?

Cleaning and Disinfection for DME

Providers know that they must enforce more stringent infection control, but what methods and approaches make sense for DME? The answers aren't always obvious.

A Case for Using a Learning Management System

Continuing education is an ongoing process for various disciplines within the HME industry. That said changes in specific requirements, as well as changes made due to the pandemic make managing ongoing education and employees' progress in that regard a sizable task.

BOC Announces 2021 Executive Committee and New Board Member

Angela Smalley, Ph.D., BOCPD, COF, brings to the board more than five years’ experience in the O&P profession, as well as knowledge of the latest advancements in medtech.

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BOC Awarded for COVID-19 Adaptations

Golden Bridge awards accrediting organization for the new services and modifications is made to help HME providers maintain Medicare accreditation during the public health emergency.



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Reassessing Your Accreditation in 2021

The New Year brings an accreditation renewal cycle and some providers might be considering a switch. What do they need to be thinking about, what does the process look like, and does COVID-19 impact their decision-making?

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Achieving Trust Through Accreditation

Why Medicare accreditation plays an essential role in providing DME, how to get accredited, and how COVID-19 has impacted the process.

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Products & Technology

Winning Solutions

This year’s winners of our New Product Award offer up solutions that are the perfect fit for today’s HME business environment. Now in its seventh year, our provider-judged competition had 22 winners that are worth checking out.

Invest in Your Team: Learning Management Systems and Employee Growth

There are several reasons why finding the right people, training them, and keeping them engaged is more imperative than ever for HME providers.

Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has altered the accreditation process so that site surveys are now virtual. There are a few things to keep in mind because of this.

Managing Your Employee’s Continuing Education

Continuing education and training opportunities helps DMEPOS providers demonstrate their commitment to clients, staff and governing organizations. What’s involved?

Day-to-Day Ethics: Little Things Make a Difference

What are the seemingly 'small' things that HME providers can address to ensure that they incorporate the four principles of ethics — and DMEPOS supplier standards — into their businesses?

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19 Means Accreditation Adjustments

The public health emergency’s direct impact on day-to-day HME operations includes accreditation. What do providers need to know?

HFAP Merges With ACHC

The merger marks the first between two accrediting organizations with deeming authority from CMS. HFAP will be a brand under ACHC, but the company will operate independently.

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BOC Taking Nominations for Certificant of the Year Award

The award recognizes one professional each year for achievements in service, research and outreach. The nomination window is open until Jan. 11, 2021

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