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About Us

Creating Industry Standards, Through Industry Collaboration, to Reach Industry-Wide

About Us

The DMERT Group is a non-profit certification body tasked with setting the benchmark for durable medical equipment and complex rehab repair training standards through industry collaboration.

Our Mission

The mission of the DMERT certification initiative is to engage all interested industry members in establishing a clear set of guidelines as to what can be expected of DME repair technicians operating in the industry, how to evaluate if they are meeting these requirements, and provide ways to offer educational support for those who fall short of qualifying, so they can build their knowledge and skill to the expected level. This initiative and certification body is based on the foundation of open and transparent industry collaboration. From techs, to vendors, to manufacturers, all industry members can be involved in the process.

The DMERT Group Structure

To have buy-in from a variety of industry professionals, the DMERT Group looks to engage members of the industry through three tiers:

 

Current DMERT Group Executive Oversight Board of Directors

The DMERT Group Executive Oversight Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility of ensuring each individual technician in the certification body has met a set of minimum requirements, has completed a competency exam, and has agreed to meet a set code of ethics and standards of practice. Members are from various areas of the DME industry and are cycled out periodically, replaced with other industry members.

Our Executive Oversight Board of Directors helps set the direction for the DMERT Group and ensure we continue to focus on our mission. Our board is currently made up of five people.

Matthew Macpherson, ATP -Chairman 
Director of FIOS DME Repair Training, Independent ATP in USA and Canada (17 years), Repair & seating course development for industry and university level classes (11 years), National tech trainer for U.S. Rehab/VGM   

Dan Fedor -Vice Chairman
U.S. Rehab/VGM Director of compliance at VGM, GM of Education and compliance at Pride Mobility (13 years) 

Greg Packer -Secretary
President of U.S. Rehab, Vice President of U.S. Rehab (4 years), Regional coordinator at Pride Mobility (7 years) 

Mark Schmeler PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Director of Continuing Education at University of Pittsburgh 

Steve Cranna
Director of Business Development & Government Relations VGM, Chair -Canadian Assistive Devices Association, Business Development -Shoppers Home Health Care

DMERT Group Working Board

A DMERT Group Working Board is established for each country or region participating in the DMERT certification initiative. This board handles day-to-day specifics that arise in the implementation of the DMERT certification standards in their country/region. Members are from various areas of the DME industry and cycle out periodically, replaced with other industry members.

Stakeholders Committee

The Stakeholders Committee (in each country/region) represents the outlaying industry and provides oversight of creation of the practices, certification and standards. The role of the stakeholders committee is to ensure that all the industry-specific variables have been considered and evaluated by the board before any regulations or standards are created, to support the certification testing, standards and requirements.