theFranaGroup announced today that David B. Bingaman, the recently retired Deputy Regional Administrator for the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in Chicago, has joined theFranaGroup as a Senior Associate.
Rockford, IL (January 13, 2015) – theFranaGroup announced today that David B. Bingaman, the recently retired Deputy Regional Administrator for the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in Chicago, has joined theFranaGroup as a Senior Associate.
Bingaman will be providing theFranagroup’s healthcare facility clients with training on conducting patient screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and assisting in the integration of behavioral health into primary health service.
Bingaman, a licensed clinical social worker, has served in several leadership roles during his 23 years at HRSA. Most recently, he helped implement the Affordable Care Act as well as expand the integration of behavioral health services in primary care settings throughout a six state (Great Lakes) region. Previously, he managed the Office of Performance Review that provided technical assistance and training to 250 federal healthcare grantees to help them assess and improve performance.
Prior to joining HHS, Bingaman was Vice-President of a community-based hospital in Chicago and also served as the Administrator of Regulatory and Support Services at the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
“David’s extensive knowledge and experience in the healthcare field, federal grant making processes, the Federally Qualified Health Center program, and delivery of behavioral health services in primary care make him a valuable asset to theFranaGroup and its growing list of clients,” said John Frana, President of the FranaGroup.
theFranaGroup is a national health care consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. In the last 16 years, they have worked with over 100 organizations and reviewed over 200 clinical sites in 37 states and Puerto Rico. Clients include health systems, public health departments, behavioral health organizations, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, free clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. John Frana, President of the FranaGroup, previously served as President & CEO of Crusader Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, for 23 years before establishing his own national consulting firm.