An introductory workshop for the durable medical equipment specialist (CDME) certification exam will be presented by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) and The MED Group at Medtrade Spring in March 2014. Participants will also have the opportunity to sit for the CDME exam at a discounted rate during the expo, which will run from March 10th through 12th, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Workshop participants will learn how CDME credential can advance their careers, and how to market the credential to patients, referral sources, and third-party payors. A representative from The MED Group will lead a comprehensive exam preparation course, followed by a self-assessment to gauge individual preparedness for the certification exam.

Certification as a DME specialist shows a broad knowledge of the DME industry, including the intake process, product selection, dispensing and setup, documentation, billing, compliance, and performance management. Earning the CDME credential demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of products like oxygen, transfer systems, enteral supplies, and wound care.