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NCAMES Winter Meeting
"Homecare Works Efficiently"

NCAMES 2016 Winter Meeting to be held January 26-27 at the Grandover Resort has a packed agenda FULL of presentations and education relating to "Homecare Works Efficiently”  in our industry.  Don’t miss this two-day meeting that will address efficiencies and best practices plus Medicare, Medicaid, NC Tracks, Retail tips and Updates from Washington on both the Political and the Regulatory side.  Special invited guests include Members include House Member Dobson from the NCGA, and Sandra Terrell, Director of Clinical DMA, NC DHHS.  Sign up today!

Member Meeting Fee:  $195 Early Bird! Register by January 7th, 2016 (01/08/16 & after $225)

Non-Member Pricing: $350 per person

Refunds requested in writing by 01/31/15, will receive full credit, less $25 handling fee.

Register ONLINE - click here!

Click here for the NCAMES Winter Meeting AGENDA & REGISTRATION Packet

Winter Meeting Agenda Only

Credit card authorization form

 

 

There's Still Time! Keep Calling!

Friday, Congress passes short-term spending bill
which means there is still time to message Congress to support HME and CRT

- Thank you VGM for this information!
With the passage of a stop-gap bill, Congress has given themselves five more days to introduce the final omnibus bill to fund the government. This means there is still time to message your representative and senators! The VGM Action Center has seen 4718 messages sent to senators and representatives on the rural rollout language, which has had nine additional cosponsors since Thursday afternoon. VGM has created an infographic to view the cosponsoring support of each state of the critical HME and CRT language.  

We continue to hear about excellent stories from our members and numerous state associations which have been crucial to the success of this grassroots movement. Alpine Home Medical sent over 100 messages to the entire Utah delegation on Thursday urging support of these two bills. This is excellent because of the position that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), one of the Senate's longest sitting senators, has as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Great job Alpine Home Medical!

If you have a great grassroots story about your efforts in this fight against competitive bidding, we would love to hear about it! Please feel free to contact us and tell the Government Relations team all about it!

Click here to view Congressional Support for Competitive Relief by State.

Click here to view Congressional Support for CRT by State. 

 

Urgent Grassroots Effort Underway
Call to Action by December 11th

It’s our BEST SHOT EVER for INDUSTRY RELIEF!

You need to ask for Co-Sponsor support for the bills below but also ask that your House Member include these bills in the Omnibus spending bill package - HR 4185 for Rural Relief & HR 3229 – Complex Rehab Carve out and your Senators to include S. 2312 in the same package.

The highly anticipated HR 4185 rural relief bill from Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA) was INTRODUCED TODAY! Amidst a tight time frame, we are also hearing the bill will find a place in the 2015 Omnibus spending packages. We will confirm both of these points at a later time but the most urgent action is CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS NOW TO SUPPORT!

An article from Health Reform Insider reports, “There also is a chance that lawmakers will use the appropriations bill to mitigate durable medical equipment reimbursement cuts in rural areas driven by competitive bidding prices, sources say.”

It’s time for action, and we’re closer than ever! Let your members of Congress know the importance of the rural relief bill. Here are the talking points once again.

  • The nationwide expansion of the competitive bidding program on Jan.1, 2016 creates up to a 50 percent reimbursement cut, making it difficult to impossible to do business.
  • It is not uncommon for rural providers to travel 100 miles one way to deliver and service medical equipment, which is not accounted for in the reimbursement equation.
  • Home medical equipment companies that provide essential life supporting services to Medicare and other insurance beneficiaries will go out of business.
  •  With medical equipment access issues on the rise for items like walkers, wheelchairs and oxygen, Medicare and Medicaid patients are having extreme difficulty receiving the equipment that they desperately need.

To send a letter…Click here to contact your elected officials.

HR 4185 for Rural Relief and HR 3229:  Call YOUR House Member by going through the DC Switchboard and telling them your home ZIP CODE and asking your Representative to support the Rural Relief Bill and HR 3229… AND

Senate Bill S.2312:  Call BOTH Senators and ask for them to support S. 2312 to save rural access for HME!
US Senators BURR (202) 224-3154 (202) 224-3154 & TILLIS (202) 224-6342 (202) 224-6342  

Click Here for Key House Targets

 

Health Reform Insider:
Health Care Policies In Play In Approps,
Tax Extender Bills As Congress Finishes Up 2015

Business Posted: December 7, 2015

Health care policies factor into both the omnibus-appropriations and tax-extenders bills that lawmakers are working on this week, although another short-term spending measure is likely in order to keep the government running past Friday as talks continue on a longer-term package. Although some want to include a hospital site-neutral payment measure in the upcoming spending bill, many lobbyists don't expect that to happen this year. A more likely amendment is one to give providers a blanket hardship exemption for electronic health-records meaningful use requirements in 2015. There also is a chance that lawmakers will use the appropriations bill to mitigate durable medical equipment reimbursement cuts in rural areas driven by competitive bidding prices, sources say.

Tax extenders legislation also is a potential vehicle for major health care measures, including a delay of the Affordable Care Act's taxes on the medical device industry and expensive employer-sponsored health plans.

Congressional committees also are busy this week. The Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday holds a hearing as part of its probe into recent price spikes for off-patent drugs. Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt testifies before the House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee on state-run health insurance exchanges, and the health subcommittee discusses six bills, including one to reauthorize nurse-training funding. The Senate health committee holds a hearing on opioid abuse.

NCAMES Winter Meeting
"Homecare Works Efficiently"

NCAMES 2016 Winter Meeting to be held January 26-27 at the Grandover Resort has a packed agenda FULL of presentations and education relating to "Homecare Works Efficiently”  in our industry.  Don’t miss this two-day meeting that will address efficiencies and best practices plus Medicare, Medicaid, NC Tracks, Retail tips and Updates from Washington on both the Political and the Regulatory side.  Special invited guests include Members include House Member Dobson from the NCGA, and Sandra Terrell, Director of Clinical DMA, NC DHHS.  Sign up today!

Member Meeting Fee:  $195 Early Bird! Register by January 7th, 2016 (01/08/16 & after $225)

Non-Member Pricing: $350 per person

Refunds requested in writing by 01/31/15, will receive full credit, less $25 handling fee.

Register ONLINE - click here!

Click here for the NCAMES Winter Meeting AGENDA & REGISTRATION Packet

Winter Meeting Agenda Only

Credit card authorization form


AAHomecare Grassroots Webinar on Medicare Bidding Expansion

December 4, 2015

12:00-1:00PM

We have a short window of opportunity to make a difference before the Medicare cuts take effect January 1 due to the expansion of bid rates to non-bid and rural areas.  We need all hands on deck to push through legislation that will transform the nationwide roll-out of flawed bid rates.

The American Association for Homecare is hosting a complimentary webinar on Friday, December 4th at 12 pm Eastern to facilitate this push.  All NCAMES members are invited to attend at no charge.  The webinar will provide everything you need to know on this issue – the details, background and latest developments – so you can get engaged and help this cause.  While the webinar is free of charge, space is limited and registration is required.  Click here to sign up.

If you have any questions on the AAH webinar, please feel free to email Beth@ncames.org
 

Renew Your 2016 NCAMES Membership Today!

 NCAMES 2015 membership expires on December 31, 2015.  Please take advantage of this time to renew for 2016.

We understand the concerns of the DME provider and if there is ever a time to ban together, IT IS NOW!  RENEW TODAY!

We value your membership and want to continue our partnership & through the determined effort and commitment of NCAMES staff and members we have:

  • Committed to providing quality education for NCAMES Members: Medicare Bidding, Reimbursement, Accreditation, Sales/Customer Services & Delivery Tech. Certification Programs, Audits, HIPAA, etc.
  • Continue to be very active in reforming Competitive Bidding and Audits with political and grassroots efforts through the legislation introduced this year
  •  Strengthened our lobbying efforts on legislative issues both in Washington and Raleigh
  •  Continued a working dialogue with BCBSNC, DMA, and Medicare
  •  Host e-mail communication network which enables us to roll out critical issues and changes
  •  Solidified our commitment to promoting the concerns of the DME industry
  •  Sponsored a successful Summer Conference and Trade Show, which included many HME vendor exhibits and  quality speakers at a new popular venue
  •  Regularly update members on regulatory and taxation issues that pertain to the industry
  • Continued as the only association in North Carolina dedicated to the causes of the DME Industry

Click here to RENEW Your Membership ONLINE
**If you need your username and password, email info@ncames.org

2016 REGULAR Membership Dues Invoice

2016 REGULAR Membership Application 

2016 SPONSORSHIP Details

2016 ASSOCIATE Membership Dues Invoice & Application

NCAMES Credit Card Authorization

NCAMES Members Win Prestigous Homecare Champion Award
Congrats Joey and Bill Tart
(Family Medical Supply)!

 

Medtrade Day Two: Tart Brothers Receive Honors at Stand Up for Homecare Event
 ATLANTA - This year’s annual Homecare Champion Award went to brothers Joey Tart and Billy Tart, co-founders of Family Medical Supply Inc, a home oxygen and home medical equipment company with 17 locations throughout central and eastern North Carolina.



The Homecare Champion Award recognizes AAHomecare members who have made exceptional contributions to the homecare community throughout their careers. A Homecare Champion embodies the spirit of service and caring that are hallmarks of successful leaders in the industry.

For the entire press release Click Here.

 

VGM Founder, Van Miller Passes Away Oct 18, 2015

NCAMES sends its deepest sympathies to the VGM Family in the loss of an industry icon and great leader.

Click here for more information.

 

Are You Ready for ICD-10?
Don't Wait for CLAIM REJECTIONS
Take Action NOW!

  ICD-10 Suppliers Guide to Proactively Managing the Transition

Webinar:  Thursday, September 10th 2015  
2:00 pm ET - $99.00

Presented by: 
Andrea Stark, DME Consultant Gain Tips for Communication with your software vendor for a smooth transition . Receive a Practical Strategic Guide to identify & transition your recurring sales orders. Learn How to Leverage Online Tools & resources to work through the transition process AND MORE! 

Click Here to REGISTER ONLINE

ICD-10 FLYER and Additional Information

 

NCAMES Leads the Charge for Bricks and Mortar Bill (H623)

Bricks and Mortar Bill (H623) has a serial referral to the House health committee and if it passes through there, will be sent to the Commerce Committee before reaching the House floor. Our lobbyist has a meeting scheduled with Rep. Dobson next Tuesday to see when he wants to have the hearing in House health on this bill. It could be heard as early as next Wednesday at 10AM. We will certainly need some folks at the committee meeting when scheduled in support if possible and to answer any questions that the committee may have from the “public”.
 
Click here for a list of committee members and their contact information. Please start contacting your own legislator personally to ask for support of this bill when it comes up in committee.  Click here for some talking points for reference. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Click here for H623 Bill Text
 
Click here for Talking Points
 
Click here for House Health Committee Members

 

Delivery Technician Certification Program

Sponsored By: NCAMES

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - CANCELLED
WATCH FOR NEW DATE
Sheraton Embassy Suites
204 Centreport Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Registration Deadline: August 17th, 2015 at 5pm 

Member Pricing: 
1-2 Total Attendees $195 each
3 or More Total Attendees $150 each
5 or more Total Attendees $130 each 
*Lunch Included

Non-Member Pricing: $295 per person
*Lunch Included

Click here for ONLINE Registration

Click here for PRINTABLE Registration

Course Outline:

Body Mechanics
Basic Instruction – Equipment
Federal Training Requirements
Customer Service Skills
Best Delivery Practices
Infection Control – OSHA Universal Precautions
Reimbursement Documentation
NCDOT Regulations/HAZMAT Regulations
JCAHO/ACHC Standards
Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations
Disability Analysis
Delivery Technician Standards of Performance

Who should attend:
HME operations managers, dispatchers and delivery/service technicians. Attendees also will be provided with the opportunity to test their knowledge regarding the above topics. Those passing the test receive a certification as a Delivery Technician. This certification can be used to illustrate to potential referral sources, i.e. physicians, insurance companies, and hospitals, the home medical company’s qualifications as a first rate provider of equipment and services.

Program:
Randy Schluter has designed a certification program for delivery technicians. They will be recognized if they successfully demonstrated their knowledge of a variety of equipment setups, documentation and data needed for company records, as well as accreditation, NCDOT, and OSHA requirements as it directly relates to their job description. This program has been given by NCAMES many times and has been endorsed by AAHomecare. Drivers will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a written test at the end of the scheduled day. A minimum of 80 percent is required on the written test – certification lasts for 2 years.

Hotel Information:
Sheraton Embassy Suites 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 The limited availability room rate at the Embassy is $119.00. Call 336-668-4535 for reservations - use NCAMES Group Rate higher rate will prevail. Hotel cutoff: August 17th.

 


 

Do You Need a Handy Medicare Reference Guide?

“This LCD Booklet is For You!

 

These pocket-sized booklets feature the current Medicare LDC (Local Coverage Determination) for the most commonly prescribed DME items. Use them as marketing tools and educational items for your prescribers and your referral sources. Make sure that your customer service and billing staff have the current guidelines in hand to ensure that your business is providing equipment to beneficiaries that always meets Medicare requirements. 

Click Here for Booklet ORDER FORM


Congresswoman Renee Ellmers
Visits NCAMES Members

 

(Dunn, NC) – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) attended a meeting with North Carolina medical equipment suppliers who are members of NCAMES (North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services) on Tuesday October 7 at Family Medical Supply headquarters in Dunn, NC.  Representatives from Brightree, MiraVISTA, MedGroup and VGM also joined the group.
 
The discussion at the meeting centered around the effects of Medicare policies like competitive bidding and the audit and appeals on medical equipment suppliers and Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina and around the country.  Ellmers said, “the longer we can keep patients in the home and healthy, the better for saving Medicare dollars and the better for the patients overall well-being.”

Click here for the entire press release.


NC Tracks - Problems Continue

NC Tracks, Even a YEAR later, still has Major Problems. NCAMES continues to work with our Lobbyist, the General Assembly and the Department to push for solutions.

Part 1... aired July 1
http://www.wral.com/year-after-launch-nc-tracks-still-getting-mixed-reviews-from-medical-providers/13778900/
 
Part 2...aired July 2
http://www.wral.com/after-nctracks-launch-state-sought-to-calm-complaints/13783663/

Congresswoman Ellmers
Speaks at
NCAMES Summer Meeting

NCAMES is grateful for Congresswoman Ellmers' continued support and efforts to bring attention to the devastating effects of the audit burden.  Please watch the video below of our Champion's questioning CMS regarding RAC and MAC audits. 

NCAMES was honored to have Congresswoman Ellmers as our guest at the NCAMES Summer Meeting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2014

CONTACT: Press Office
(202) 226-4972

Medicare Program Official Confirms that Administration Failed to Meet Its Key Goals to Reduce Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Members Discuss Lost Opportunities to Eliminate Waste, Fraud, Abuse and Strengthen Medicare

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing, “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse,” to discuss what steps need to be taken to eliminate the waste of tens of billions of taxpayer dollars and strengthen the Medicare program. Members heard testimony from administration officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

During questioning, Deputy Administrator and Director at the Center for Program Integrity at CMS, Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., admitted to Murphy that the administration has failed to meet its target goal of a reduced improper payment rate for Medicare fee-for-service and that the improper payment rate had actually worsened over the last fiscal year.

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) underscored the problems with the systems currently in place to audit certain providers. “There is fraud, we all know that there is fraud and abuse of the system, but you are going after the good guys to make up the dollar difference. You are not addressing the real fraud issues. You are not taking recommendations and applying them, your own recommendations.”





Click here to view Ellmers video.

 

NCAMES 2014 Membership
Renew or Join Now!

Renew you 2014 NCAMES Membership Now...It's easy!

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If you are unable to register online, please choose from the following membership applications:

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WRAL-TV invites NCAMES as a Guest of
"On the Record" Show
Airs Saturday, Oct 12th at 7:30 pm

David Crabtree, anchor with WRAL-TV, goes behind the headlines for a more in-depth discussion of the issues - current topics, political discussions and news events every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on WRAL-TV.

NCAMES' Members were guests on the program and spoke to the concerns with the NC Tracks Medicaid billing system. Ed Dressen, owner of Dressen Medical in Holly Springs and NCAMES president sat along side Mel Elliott, VP of NuMotion in Apex as they discussed cash flow problems, patient access and related issues with Crabtree. (photo attached) Dressen and Elliott followed NC State Auditor Beth Wood as she spoke to the results of an audit done by her office regarding the implementation date of the CSC system as it came after the old HP legacy system. (more info below)

Those of you in the Raleigh area can set your DVRs to tape the program (keep in mind, college football may preempt the program) but you can visit this site for a recording of the show that goes online by 2pm Saturday.

More info: Wood pointed to her office's May 22 audit of the new billing system, which warned that NCTracks had serious flaws and that DHHS should re-evaluate its decision to go live on July 1. Wood wrote that she met with Wos in March to talk about her concerns with the system. Also on Tuesday, DHHS Chief Information Officer Joe Cooper told lawmakers that testing done by DHHS and technology contractor CSC in advance of the go-live date indicated that the system had met all benchmarks. The May audit, however, warned that there were several shortcomings in the testing of the system. The audit found that out of 834 "critical" priority tests scheduled, NCTracks failed 123 tests and that 285 other critical test cases were not performed. Link to the full article - Click Here

Read more by clicking link here

NC Tracks Still has MAJOR Problems:
LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU


FIRST TWO OFFICES TO CONTACT:

GOVERNOR McCRORY - CALL (919) 814-2000 to register your complaints.
Email Gov's Chief of Staff Thomas Stith: thomas.stith@nc.gov

THEN CALL OR EMAIL:
Speaker Tillis: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net or 919-733-3451?
Sen. Pro Tempore - Sen. Phil Berger Phil.Berger@ncleg.net or 919-733-5708

They need to understand the SEVERITY of the issue rather than the thought that NC Tracks is operating as it should.

NCAMES Lobbied in DC to Save Patient Access
#noCBforDME @NCAMESMedEquip

NCAMES Members lobbied DC this week to Save Patient Access, Business and Jobs but asking for DMEPOS Bidding to be STOPPED. Their message was passionate and clear…”we cannot survive with 45% and 72% cuts to the already deep cuts these last few years. Massive job loss and business closures will occur unless you stop this” The message has been heard and things are happening…stay tuned! Continue to call Congress with the same message – 202-224-3121.

Save Patient Access!
ALL HANDS ON DECK!

4 Easy Steps to Inform Congress

Step 1: Call your member of Congress
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and join in the efforts of expressing your frustration about the current bidding program. NC Representatives and Senator's office numbers are listed below. If you do not know who your representative is, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard and give your zip code to be transferred to your representative.

We are at that point where attention and support from legislators is critical in working to replace this flawed system. As an industry we need everyone's help! Even if you are not able to make the trip to DC, the same impact can be delivered through a passionate phone call. Mark your calendars and get your dialing fingers ready to call your legislator February 26-27!

Below is a sample script to use at your convenience. If you have any personal stories about how your business is concerned about their future and the patients they serve due to the release of Round 2 prices please share them with your legislator.

"My name is ______(your name)_______ and I'm from _______(your hometown). I own/work for _______(your company). Some of my fellow industry stakeholders are currently in DC speaking with their members of Congress about the faulty competitive bidding system. In conjunction with their efforts, I am calling to insist that Rep./Sen. _____(name) work to stop the current bidding program. This process encourages unethical manipulation of the bidding system by submitting a "low ball" bid in order to increase the probability of being awarded a contract. CMS has continued to deny industry and congressional requests for information pertaining to the methodology and specific factors used not only for Round 2, but for the Round 1 rebid which has been in place for over two years! Over 200 economists and auction experts agree the current system is flawed, and as an industry we have a solution. The Market Pricing Program (MPP) would address all of the critical problems while still setting fair market prices. I am requesting that Rep./Sen. _____(name) contact their respective leadership in the House and Senate and tell them that this program will hurt beneficiaries and providers and it needs to be stopped. Thank you."

Step 2: Tell others to "Shutdown the Switchboard"
Reach out to employees, referral sources, patients, caregivers, and competitors and urge them to call their member of Congress at 202-224-3121. Also, forward them the petition to and ask to add their name along with yours.

Step 3: Sign petition to repeal bidding program
A New York Medical Equipment Providers Association (NYMEP) member developed a petition to repeal the bidding program on the White House's website. 100,000 signatures are needed before the White House looks at the request to repeal the bidding program. Please pass this message to other industry stakeholders.

To view the petition and add your signature click here.

Step 4: Get your beneficiaries involved
The People for Quality Care has a brochure that explains the Medicare competitive bidding program in simple terms for beneficiaries. Whether you display them on the front cover or give them to customers during deliveries, it will help to educate beneficiaries about the situation and encourage them to speak out to Congress. The best part is they are free to you! Click here to be directed to the brochure. Or, you can contact Beth Cox at beth.cox@peopleforqualitycare.org or 866-544-7913 with your address and the quantity you need, and VGM will send them directly to you.

CMS Competitive Bidding Program Demands Attention
NCAMES Featured in NC Spin's Opinion Editorial

Opinions surrounding Medicaid expansion and the implementation of the state’s Health Insurance Exchange are garnering a lot of attention, as well they should. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently enacted and soon to expand competitive bidding program for certain durable medical equipment and services. Click here for the rest of the article.

Medicare Audits and Competitive Bidding
A Beneficiary Speaks Out

Click here to view the video.

 

NC State Wheelchair Fan Assisted by NCAMES Member

After the NC State - Duke game on Saturday, Will Privette, an NC State fan decided to storm the court after the big win.....in his wheelchair. Click here for the rest of the story.

Click here to view the video

 

Van Products Helps Out on The Big Day!

Longtime NCAMES member, Van Products, Inc. provided van transportation for injured bride...Click here for the complete HME News story.

Click here for the video

Triangle Home Medical Equipment Providers Rally for Jobs During President Obama Visit

Expansion of Disastrous Medicare Bidding System Costing Jobs, Threatening Patient Care

Dozens of stakeholders from the Triangle’s home medical equipment (HME) industry grabbed homemade signs and rallied for jobs around the corner from where President Obama touted his jobs bill at a local business that outsources jobs to Costa Rica.

Organized by the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES), the rally was designed to bring attention to Obama administration policies decimating home medical equipment providers and their employees, such as expansion of the disastrous Medicare bidding system for HME providers.

Click here for Press Release

WSOC News Channel 9 Story on Competitive Bidding

NCAMES member Bill Griffin speaks to WSOP Channel 9

Click here for full story and video

Medicare Bidding Fiasco Video

Please click on this video link for an animated picture of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Fiasco – a short clip that can be shared with interested parties. Please share freely!

 

 

CMS Announces Round 1 Rebid Contracts

For more information click on the DMEPOS tab under Legislative Issues

NCAMES featured in Medicare Bidding Story

NCAMES on News 14

Click on the image to watch the full story.

NCAMES is North Carolina's Leaderin

Medical Equipment Advocacy and Education since 1989!

"Strengthening our member companies, preserving quality care"

 

 

 

Delivery Technician Certification Program

Sponsored By: NCAMES


Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Sheraton Embassy Suites
204 Centreport Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2015 at 5pm 

Member Pricing: 
1-2 Total Attendees $195 each
3 or More Total Attendees $150 each
5 or more Total Attendees $130 each 
*Lunch Included

Non-Member Pricing: $295 per person
*Lunch Included

Click here for ONLINE Registration

Click here for PRINTABLE Registration

Course Outline:

Body Mechanics 
Basic Instruction – Equipment
Federal Training Requirements 
Customer Service Skills
Best Delivery Practices
Infection Control – OSHA Universal Precautions 
Reimbursement Documentation
NCDOT Regulations/HAZMAT Regulations
JCAHO/ACHC Standards
Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations
Disability Analysis
Delivery Technician Standards of Performance

Who should attend: 
HME operations managers, dispatchers and delivery/service technicians. Attendees also will be provided with the opportunity to test their knowledge regarding the above topics. Those passing the test receive a certification as a Delivery Technician. This certification can be used to illustrate to potential referral sources, i.e. physicians, insurance companies, and hospitals, the home medical company’s qualifications as a first rate provider of equipment and services.

Program: 
Randy Schluter has designed a certification program for delivery technicians. They will be recognized if they successfully demonstrated their knowledge of a variety of equipment setups, documentation and data needed for company records, as well as accreditation, NCDOT, and OSHA requirements as it directly relates to their job description. This program has been given by NCAMES many times and has been endorsed by AAHomecare. Drivers will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a written test at the end of the scheduled day. A minimum of 80 percent is required on the written test – certification lasts for 2 years.

Hotel Information: 
Sheraton Embassy Suites 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 The limited availability room rate at the Embassy is $119.00. Call 336-668-4535 for reservations - use NCAMES Group Rate higher rate will prevail. Hotel cutoff: April 15th.

Delivery Technician Certification Program

Sponsored By: NCAMES


Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Sheraton Embassy Suites
204 Centreport Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2015 at 5pm 

Member Pricing: 
1-2 Total Attendees $195 each
3 or More Total Attendees $150 each
5 or more Total Attendees $130 each 
*Lunch Included

Non-Member Pricing: $295 per person
*Lunch Included

Click here for ONLINE Registration

Click here for PRINTABLE Registration

Course Outline:

Body Mechanics 
Basic Instruction – Equipment
Federal Training Requirements 
Customer Service Skills
Best Delivery Practices
Infection Control – OSHA Universal Precautions 
Reimbursement Documentation
NCDOT Regulations/HAZMAT Regulations
JCAHO/ACHC Standards
Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations
Disability Analysis
Delivery Technician Standards of Performance

Who should attend: 
HME operations managers, dispatchers and delivery/service technicians. Attendees also will be provided with the opportunity to test their knowledge regarding the above topics. Those passing the test receive a certification as a Delivery Technician. This certification can be used to illustrate to potential referral sources, i.e. physicians, insurance companies, and hospitals, the home medical company’s qualifications as a first rate provider of equipment and services.

Program: 
Randy Schluter has designed a certification program for delivery technicians. They will be recognized if they successfully demonstrated their knowledge of a variety of equipment setups, documentation and data needed for company records, as well as accreditation, NCDOT, and OSHA requirements as it directly relates to their job description. This program has been given by NCAMES many times and has been endorsed by AAHomecare. Drivers will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a written test at the end of the scheduled day. A minimum of 80 percent is required on the written test – certification lasts for 2 years.

Hotel Information: 
Sheraton Embassy Suites 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409 The limited availability room rate at the Embassy is $119.00. Call 336-668-4535 for reservations - use NCAMES Group Rate higher rate will prevail. Hotel cutoff: April 15th.

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