Valerie Butt, CPA, President of VAB Healthcare Consulting, joins theFranaGroup.

ROCKFORD, IL (September 6, 2012) – Valerie A. Butt has joined theFranaGroup as a Healthcare Financial Management Consultant.  Valerie brings almost 13 years of experience of finance for the healthcare community, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers.  Valerie brings to theFranaGroup the ability to provide all financial management aspects of Bureau of Primary Care Section 330 Grantees including program requirements, internal and external reporting, internal controls, financial policies and procedures, budgeting, annual audit, cost reporting, cash flow management, financial analysis, systems implementation, billing and collections, accounts receivable and grants management.

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, 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 creating his own national consulting firm.

In the last twelve years, theFranaGroup has worked with over 100 organizations, reviewed over 200 clinical sites in 35 states and Puerto Rico.  They have secured over $255 million in direct grant funding for clients in the past twelve years and another $633 million in enhanced reimbursement for services, totaling over $888 million to provide care to the uninsured and low income patients.