Medline has formed a new group-purchasing partnership with Link-age Solutions, an organization whose members serve all sectors of post-acute care, including skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care.

Through the partnership, members will receive negotiated pricing on more than 550,000 medical supplies.

“We have a unique group of members who are all navigating different regulations and reimbursement methodologies, as well as growing operational and clinical demands,” said Steve Wittman, executive vice president of Link-age. “With knowledgeable sales reps and clinical experts spread out across the country, we are confident that Medline’s forward-thinking initiatives and one-on-one approach to customer service will help Link-age members address their evolving challenges.”

Link-age members will also be able to tap into Medline’s quality management solutions such as abaqis and Real Time to help their organizations strengthen survey performance and reimbursement. In addition, as Link-age puts a focus on organizing and offering educational events for members, Medline’s robust clinical team will collaborate with Link-age to help present best practices.

“This partnership lets the healthcare providers who are members of Link-age take advantage of Medline as a strategic partner, to consult with them and create solutions that help streamline their processes,” said Matthew Cummings, vice president of Medline’s national post-acute care sales team.