Five ATG companies earn accreditation

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Five rehab companies under the umbrella of Assistive Technology Group (ATG) received accreditation in late December from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). The companies are AAA Medical in Lakewood, Colo.; Wheelchair Works in Portland, Ore.; Designing Mobility in Cerritos, Calif.; Wheelchair Center in Sacramento, Calif.; and Rehab Specialists in San Jose, Calif. Two ATG companies, Connecticut Rehab in Newington, Conn., and Design-Able in Bridgewater, Mass., have been accredited for multiple years. The companies were surveyed in November and December and received their certificates on Dec. 23. The whole process took about six months. "Accreditation continues to be the trend across the country, whether it's in the managed care or Medicare world," said Nancy Lansing, vice president of compliance and marketing for ATG. "It makes good, solid business and clinical sense."