theFranaGroup client certified as Federally Qualified Health Center

Rockford IL:¬† January 30, 2018 – Black River Health Systems, Inc., a theFranaGroup client, has been certified as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, joining a select group of 59 other clinics nationally who have achieved Look-Alike status. Black River operates three primary care clinics in Burgaw, Atkinson and Maple Hill, North Carolina. Black River is the 39th theFranaGroup client clinic achieving Federally Qualified Health Center status. Lee Ann Amann, CEO, states, “Achieving FQHC status is vital to Black River, making it possible for them to continue their 40 year history of healthcare delivery. This was all possible due to the guidance and support of theFranaGroup and its expertise.”

Collectively, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are the largest primary group practice in the country, serving nearly 26 million patients and producing $24 billion in annual health system savings. theFranaGroup offers a variety of services for healthcare organizations seeking to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development. The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding or enhanced billing capabilities. In 2016, theFranaGroup clients in 15 states served over 585,000 unduplicated patients with over 1,750,000 outpatient visits. As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.

theFranaGroup is a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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