theFranaGroup clients awarded over $1.9 Million in ACA funding. Local healthcare consulting firm assists four new Federally Qualified Health Centers receive ACA funds.

ROCKFORD, IL: November 18, 2013 – US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced today the awarding of $1,922,237 in Affordable Care Act funding to clients of theFranaGroup. Funding will help to establish four new Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in three states; two in Illinois, one in Indiana and one in Michigan.  Awards ranged from $145,070 to $810,500 to each clinic in the first year. The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is committed to providing more people across the country with the quality patient-centered care they deserve.  Health centers are key partners in improving access to quality, affordable primary health care services for those who need it most.

theFranaGroup has secured over $256.9 million in direct grant funding and $633 million in enhanced revenues in the past fifteen years, with a goal of reaching $1 billion in funding benefits for clients providing care to uninsured and low income patients.  theFranaGroup has an extraordinary application success rate with 27 New Access Point Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinics funded since 1999.  In the last fifteen years, they have worked with over 100 organizations and reviewed over 200 clinical sites in 35 states and Puerto Rico.

FQHCs as a group now represent the largest primary practice in the United States. They served more than 22 million patients in 2012 with more than 87 million patient visits at 9,000 service sites with a combined staffing of over 153,000 health care professionals.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup is a national health care consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers.  Clients include health systems, public health departments, behavioral health organizations, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, free clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.  Frana previously served as President & CEO of Crusader Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, in Rockford for 23 years before establishing his own national consulting firm.