ACHC Now Offers Custom Mobility Distinction

Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) providers who are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) can now earn a Distinction in Custom Mobility.

In a March 1 news announcement, ACHC said the designation “recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products” and “will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life.”

ACHC also announced a Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management as part of its DMEPOS accreditation program.

Tim Safley, ACHC’s DMEPOS Program Director, said in the announcement, “By offering these groundbreaking distinctions, ACHC provides innovative solutions to address healthcare market needs of specialization and differentiation that complement accreditation. Such subspecialties are unique in their design and enhance national efforts to reduce hospital readmissions. A distinction award recognizes providers who exceed industry expectations for high-quality patient care.”

The Distinction in Custom Mobility recognizes CRT providers “who are committed to improving patients’ activities of daily living and health-related quality of life,” the announcement said. “The distinction must be earned in combination with ACHC Complex Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Supplier (RTS) Accreditation, which primarily addresses wheeled mobility, seating and alternative positioning, ambulation support, environmental control, augmented communication, and other assistance patients need to perform daily activities.”

Safley added, “These exclusive ACHC distinctions exemplify our commitment to provide market-leading solutions that meet customers’ full accreditation needs and improve patient care.”


About the Author

Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at

In Support of Upper-Extremity Positioning