SS&G Healthcare Services Expands National Reach with New Chicago Joint Venture

Assertive growth initiative reaches deep into the Midwestern medical market

Aug 22, 2011, 12:15 ET from SS&G Healthcare Services LLC

CHICAGO and AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SS&G Healthcare Services LLC has furthered its growth into the national healthcare operations and financial services marketplace by entering into a joint venture with Professional Business Consultants Inc. (PBC) of Chicago. The new venture, SS&G Healthcare-Chicago LLC, will provide physician management and revenue cycle services to hospitals and physicians in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and northern Indiana.

Since 1999, the Akron, Ohio-based consulting and management firm has provided specialized financial and operational healthcare consulting services designed to meet the complex and changing needs of a diverse group of clients, including private practice physicians and networks, hospitals and health systems, post-acute care facilities and clinical research facilities. The firm also has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Miami, serving clients in the Midwest, East and West coasts and the Southeast.

Founded in 1986, PBC provides management consulting, accounting and financial services to healthcare professionals and practices throughout the Midwest.  Services include management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, ACO and clinical integration services, managed care, operational assessments, practice valuations, accounting, tax and other financial management services, among others.

"This venture reaffirms SS&G's commitment to growth and expansion in Chicago and the Midwest and helps further position the firm in the national marketplace," says Thomas J. Ferkovic, managing director for SS&G Healthcare Services. "PBC is a well-known, highly respected healthcare consulting and financial services company, and we're extremely pleased to be partnering with this venerable firm."

"SS&G Healthcare Services is a logical and strategic complement to PBC's strong base of existing physician practice management capabilities," says Jay Sanders, managing partner of PBC.  "This joint venture enables us the opportunity to provide an expanded menu of services to clients, including additional management services, revenue cycle management and expanded technology services."

While SS&G Healthcare Services and PBC will continue to operate in their own markets and provide services to existing clients, this new joint venture will give SS&G access to additional key markets.

"The new company will offer expertise and skills unlike any other in the Midwest," Ferkovic says. "We will be able to provide one-stop services to our clients that meet their changing needs in this new era of healthcare reform."  

About SS&G Healthcare Services LLC

SS&G Healthcare Services provides specialized operational and management consulting to the healthcare industry.  Services include private practice, hospital and health system management, billing and accounts receivable, and clinical trials. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, SS&G Healthcare Services has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago and Miami.

About Professional Business Consultants Inc (PBC)

Founded in 1986, PBC is a premier healthcare consulting and financial management firm providing a broad array of services to a large number of physician practices and hospitals in Illinois.  PBC has an excellent reputation for achieving superior results, integrity and leadership.

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