June 6, 2008

Invacare Corporation has announced it is the exclusive OEM sales representative for HME Advantage and its services for both accreditation preparation and competitive bid submittal. HME Advantage is a California-based consulting firm in the home medical equipment industry. These service offerings are reportedly the newest additions to Invacare iPartner Solutions, a growing suite of programs and services designed to simplify business for HME providers, reduce their costs, optimize their resources, and improve their bottom line.

Invacare iPartner Solutions has reported the relationship now brings providers a solution for competitive bidding designed to cover the entire process from initial data compilation to price calculation and finally to submittal. Invacare state it hopes the alliance will significantly reduce time and effort for the provider, plus support a solution for accreditation that includes preparation, implementation and ongoing staff training.

“Helping providers with accreditation and competitive bid submission is a logical next step for Invacare iPartner Solutions. Our goal is to help providers streamline business functions, reduce costs and focus on key, profitable activities,” says David Kazan, vice president, sales and marketing, Invacare iPartner Solutions. “Bringing HME Advantage’s expertise in the accreditation and bidding process to our customers will help ensure their long-term success in the very challenging environment that we all find ourselves in today.”

Source: Invacare Corporation