Moving the HME Industry Forward


CDME in Spotlight at Medtrade

August 15, 2016

ATLANTA – A six-hour workshop on day one of Medtrade 2016 aims to help providers and their employees gain a crucial competitive advantage. In An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME), speakers Jeff Hedges, CDME, Michelle Yoon (pictured), credentialing manager at the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), and Cynthia Tolson, business development manager at BOC, will prepare attendees to attain their CDME distinction and provide a detailed overview of the CDME certification program.

During the session, participants will learn more about the CDME Scope of Practice, the certification process, and continuing education requirements and opportunities. Tips will be offered on how to market the CDME certification to prospective employers, clients, third-party payors, and referral sources.

“The Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) certification gives DME businesses a competitive edge over businesses without a certified DME Specialist,” says Carrie Green (pictured), marketing manager at Owings Mills, Md.-based BOC. “Having a CDME on staff provides customers with a more personal and informed experience. A CDME can assist customers with the right product selection and proper use of the equipment selected.”

The BOC Workshop is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in Room C203 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Medtrade takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2016.

For those who wish to earn the CDME, Yoon says it is “very attainable.” The prerequisites for taking the CDME exam are a high school diploma and 500 hours (approximately 13 weeks of full-time work) of documented experience at a DME facility.

“Anyone interested in learning more about the CDME certification can contact me directly at, visit the CDME page on our website,, or attend one of the workshops we hold at Medtrade and Medtrade Spring,” adds Yoon.

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