Invacare Acquires Bargmann Management

Bargmann Joins the Invacare iPartner Solutions Division of Business Services & Programs

Invacare Corp. has acquired Bargmann Management LLC based in Akron, Ohio.
Bargmann Management LLC was founded by Lisa Bargmann, its president/CEO, in 2003.

As a result of the acquisition, Bargmann Management has been rebranded as Invacare HCS and has now become part of the manufacturer’s iPartner Solutions division, designed to support HME suppliers with their day-to-day business operations.

Among Invacare HCS’ business segments are Billing & Collection Services, described as “an outsourcing agency for provider private-pay billing and collection services for the HME industry”; and Specialized Services, described as “consulting for HME business operations ranging from order intake through cash collection.” Bargmann also included a sleep disorders-related division.

“We are very excited to welcome Invacare HCS and its associates to the Invacare team,” says Chris Yessayan, VP of iPartner Solutions. “They will be a strong addition to the Invacare iPartner Solutions portfolio. Our goal is to help providers become efficient and increase their bottom line. These consulting and revenue-generating services will do just that.”

Invacare Corp., based in Elyria, Ohio, launched the iPartner Solutions division in May, calling it “a growing suite of programs and services designed to simplify business for home medical equipment providers, reduce their costs, optimize their resources and improve their bottom line.” Other members of iPartner

Solutions are Roadrunner Mobility, which specializes in service and repair of consumer power mobility vehicles, and Bonafide Management System, software to help providers operate more efficiently. iPartner Solutions also includes aftermarket replacement parts for a variety of HME.
Visit Invacare Corp. at www.invacare.com. Invacare iPartner Solutions will be in Booth 1444 at Medtrade in Atlanta.

This article originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Mobility Management.

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