RICHARDSON, Texas and BOCA RATON, Fla.—Advantage Healthcare Consulting, a leading management consulting firm servicing ophthalmologists and other medical specialties, and Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA), the ophthalmic purchasing and business solutions partner for more than 10,000 independent eyecare professionals, have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership to deliver purchasing and operational efficiencies to ophthalmologists nationwide. Combining the unique strengths of Advantage Healthcare Consulting’s practice assessments, revenue cycle management and related practice management services with HEA’s single source access to more than 200 vendor programs and simplified, consolidated billing "will provide an exciting new synergy," the announcement said, noting that "the partnership’s joint customers will enjoy the benefits of lowering their cost of goods, enhancing profitability, and alleviating administrative burden.

Joe Carroll, president and CEO of Advantage Healthcare Consulting, lauded the new arrangement and explained its benefits, stating “Advantage Healthcare Consulting is extremely excited about its new partnership with Healthy Eyes Advantage. This strategic initiative will offer ophthalmologists significant opportunities to lower optical and contact lens costs as well as to have access to additional value-added services offered by Healthy Eyes Advantage at discounted rates.

"Our special relationship with Healthy Eyes Advantage will be of significant interest to every ophthalmic practice in the country. This program has been designed to provide ophthalmology practices with exceptional customer service along with saving time and money for our mutual customer base.”

Jim McGrann, chairman and CEO of Healthy Eyes Advantage, added, “Healthy Eyes Advantage is pleased to team with Advantage Healthcare Consulting to help independent ophthalmology practices optimize their financial and operational performance. The powerful union of Advantage Healthcare Consulting’s deep understanding of ophthalmology operational best practices and HEA’s industry-leading ophthalmic group purchasing programs delivers game-changing results to our shared members.

“The HEA team welcomes the opportunity to join forces with Advantage Healthcare Consulting to provide ophthalmologists across the country with turnkey solutions to lower their operating costs and enhance profitability."

Advantage Healthcare Consulting is a division of Advantage Administration, Inc., which has provided managerial advice to hundreds of private practice physicians as well as leading academic eye centers throughout the U.S. for the past 30 years. Their operational analyses and best practice recommendations facilitate maximum profitability, operational efficiencies, and customer service excellence for their customers.

Advantage Administration, Inc. is the managing partner for MSO Eye Partners, which is a specialized management services organization designed for ophthalmology and optometry. In addition, Advantage Administration, Inc. is affiliated with Agnite Health LLC, which is a billing company designed specifically for ophthalmology.

Advantage Healthcare Consulting clients and HEA members interested in learning more about how this partnership will aid in enhancing practice performance are encouraged to contact Joe Carroll of Advantage Healthcare Consulting at (866) 217-4214 or the HEA Solutions Specialists team at (800) 959-2020, Option 3. Practices that are not members of either organization are also invited to call the numbers listed above to learn more.