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BOC Earns Silver in 2020 Golden Bridge Awards Program

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) recently was recognized as a Silver Winner of a 2020 Golden Bridge Award®. The award’s “Company Rethinking of the Year” category applauds companies that have demonstrated resiliency and creativity in adapting their business models and customer service offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOC was acknowledged for introducing tools and technologies to support customers during the pandemic, with a focus on safety, efficiency and customer service. They include:

- Adding COVID-19 resources to the BOC web site

- Offering live, online, remotely proctored exams for certification candidates to allow testing options from home or office settings

- Conducting virtual site surveys for facilities seeking BOC accreditation

- Publishing a thought-leadership article, “Comprehensive Guidelines for Emergency Contingency Plans,” in the October 2020 edition of O&P Almanac.

The Golden Bridge Awards is a premier business recognition program, honoring transformational achievements and innovations from every major industry worldwide. All organizations - private, public, corporations, nonprofits, associations, vendors, and government agencies - are eligible.

“COVID-19 continues to present a wide range of challenges for healthcare professionals and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) facilities. The BOC team is focusing on our customers’ needs and opportunities to be innovative to support them,” said Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC’s President & CEO. “Like many organizations, BOC has embraced the opportunity to rethink and adapt. We are honored to be named a Silver Winner of this prestigious award.”

About BOC

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. Additionally, BOC certifies orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists. 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 ten 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

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