OWINGS MILLS, Md. (July 17, 2023) – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is pleased to announce Noel Neil, JM, CDME, as its 2023 Certificant of the Year. This recognition honors a BOC-certified professional for outstanding contributions to their profession, including commitments to service, research and outreach.
An expert in the areas of billing, auditing, appeals and regulatory compliance, Neil serves as vice president of auditing and corporate compliance at ACU-Serve Corp, where he is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the company’s corporate compliance program. He also offers audit defense and policy-specific education and guidance to ACU-Serve’s existing clients, representing multiple suppliers in all types of Medicare audits and appeals, from the initial request to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and in some cases, the Department of Appeals Board (DAB). Neil also helps DMEPOS providers navigate the complex terrain of reimbursement and profitability of potential products, with an eye toward helping them grow their business compliantly.
“I am honored and humbled to be named BOC’s Certificant of the Year, especially knowing I am the first Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) to hold this accolade,” says Neil. “I love what I do and humbly accept this award with great pride. I look forward to continuing to serve as an ambassador and advocate for BOC’s CDME certification. BOC is an amazing organization with some of the brightest minds in the industry,” he continues.
BOC is proud to recognize Neil for his accomplishments and contributions.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Neil over the years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he assisted with the CDME job task analysis which is part of the BOC exam development process. We appreciate his insight and expertise to ensure future DME Specialists are competent in the most current standards outlined by CMS,” says BOC’s Chief Operating Officer Matthew Gruskin, MBA, BOCO, BOCPD, CDME. “He is a fountain of knowledge in constant pursuit of education – knowledge that he shares with DMEPOS providers across the United States.”
The nomination period for BOC’s next Certificant of the Year award will open in Fall 2023. Those eligible for the award include BOC-certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialists, Mastectomy Fitters, Orthotic Fitters, Orthotists, Pedorthists and Prosthetists.
For more information about the award and BOC, visit www.bocusa.org.
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The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, offers highly valued credentials in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) and durable medical equipment (DME). BOC offers accreditation for O&P practices, pharmacies and DME suppliers and certifications for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. BOC-certified practitioners and accredited suppliers are included as qualified providers and suppliers, respectively, in the Social Security Act as amended by the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA).
BOC has been acclaimed for award-winning innovation and customer service, earning international recognition with 11 Stevie Awards. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs accept BOC credentials as meeting their standards. Learn more at www.bocusa.org.