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BOC Presents New Accreditation Tools for DMEPOS Facilities

October 25, 2011

DATE: October 25, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carli Cohen, 410-581-6222

BOC Presents New Accreditation Tools for DMEPOS Facilities

Owings Mills, Md.- To help facilities through the process of becoming accredited or reaccredited, a new Accreditation Survival Guide has been published by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC). The guide contains essential tools that potential and current DMEPOS facilities can use as they obtain and maintain accreditation, four video guides and a new user-friendly BOC Accreditation Standards Guide.

“Accreditation is a promise of quality care to patients,” said Wendy Miller, BOCO, BOC Director of Facility Accreditation. “We are delighted to offer our customers even more ways to make the accreditation process as easy as possible.”

The video guides address frequently asked questions at different stages of the accreditation process, including:

  • The Importance of Accreditation – why is it necessary?
  • The Process of Accreditation – how can a company get accredited?
  • Preparing for Your Site Survey – what should facilities expect?
  • and The Process of Reaccreditation – what’s next?

The new BOC Accreditation Standards Guide, which encompasses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality and Facility Standards, is an easy-to-use document that explains the requirements for a facility to be in compliance with CMS and BOC standards. It is a clickable and user-friendly document that can be viewed online or printed for facilities to have on hand.

The BOC Accreditation Survival Guide, available to anyone interested in accreditation at www.bocusa.org/survivalguide, is intended to help facilities quickly and easily ensure compliance with CMS so that they can focus on offering quality care for their patients in the communities they serve.

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Since 1984, The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has provided credentials demonstrating the competence and proficiency of O&P professionals. BOC offers NCCA-accredited certification programs in five disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting. BOC’s facility accreditation program partners with DMEPOS facilities to meet standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and improve business practices. BOC credentials celebrate and recognize the competence, professionalism, and safe practice environments of BOC-related practitioners and BOC-accredited facilities. For more information, please visit www.bocusa.org.