BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) (the Company) today announced that its subsidiary, Orthofix Inc., has been awarded accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc., (ACHC) for the provision of Durable Medical, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) services.
ACHC is a national not-for-profit corporation that was developed by home care and community-based providers to help companies improve business operations and the quality of patient care. The organization provides accreditation programs for various providers, including home health and hospice agencies, home infusion companies, home care aides, specialty pharmacies and home medical suppliers. Referring to the value of accreditation, ACHC President Tom Cesar indicated “The survey process leads an organization to examine its policies and practices continually to clarify its strengths and improve any weaknesses.”
Accreditation is a voluntary activity where healthcare organizations submit their internal policies, processes and patient care delivery systems for peer review against national standards. By attaining accreditation, Orthofix Inc. has demonstrated its commitment to maintain a higher level of competency and strive for excellence in its products, services, and customer satisfaction.
“Orthofix Inc. is committed to quality product development and customer service as demonstrated by the ACHC accreditation as well as our history of meeting ISO 13485 standards,” said Alan Milinazzo, President and CEO of Orthofix International. “We are proud to have achieved this very important accreditation, which is a testament to the professionalism and quality of work demonstrated by all our employees at Orthofix Inc.”