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BOC Preps Providers for CDME at Medtrade

November 7, 2016

ATLANTA – A six-hour workshop on day one of Medtrade 2016 went a long way toward helping providers prepare for the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) exam, which took place on day three of Medtrade.

First-time Medtrade attendee Lesley Franklin (pictured, upper left) sees the CDME as a differentiator that can help her gain a crucial competitive advantage. “The Monday seminar was very informative, and the information was invaluable,” said Franklin, owner of BOH Medical Inc, Statesboro, Ga. “I plan to go into retail right away, so I wanted to lay this educational foundation. I took the CDME exam on day three of Medtrade.”

In An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME), speaker Jeff Hedges (pictured), CDME, president and CEO, R.J. Hedges & Associates, helped prepare attendees to attain their CDME distinction and provided a detailed overview of the CDME certification program.

During the day one workshop, participants learned about the CDME scope of practice, the certification process, and continuing education requirements and opportunities.

Additionally, tips were offered on how to market the CDME certification to prospective employers, clients, third-party payers, and referral sources.

Those who missed the BOC Workshop at the recently concluded Medtrade in Atlanta can attend the workshop, and take the exam, next year at Medtrade Spring. Medtrade Spring is scheduled for Feb 28-March 1, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Anyone interested in learning more about the CDME certification can contact Michelle Yoon, credentialing manager at, visit the CDME website at, or attend one of the workshops held at Medtrade and Medtrade Spring.  

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