AKRON, OHIO - SS&G Healthcare recently acquired two health care consulting firms in the Ohio River Valley region, specializing physician management and billing. River Valley Health Care in Yorkville, OH, and JPL Enterprises in Wheeling, WV, were incorporated into SS&G Healthcare in early 2014. All employees from both firms were retained.

"River Valley Healthcare and JPL Enterprises were a strategic acquisition for SS&G Healthcare, helping us establish a stronger presence in Southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. The merger was a win for both firms' clients, who will continue to work with the teams they know and trust, but will gain access to more advanced billing technology and the wide range of resources SS&G brings to the table," said Thomas Ferkovic, managing director of SS&G Healthcare.

SS&G Healthcare is also pleased to have Penn Kurtz, former managing partner and owner at River Valley Health Care and JPL Enterprises, join the firm as an associate director. Kurtz will be responsible for SS&G Healthcare business development efforts in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Southeastern Ohio.

About SS&G Healthcare Services LLC

SS&G Healthcare Services specializes in medical billing services, collection recovery services, consulting services, practice management services, financial planning services, accounting and auditing services, and tax compliance and planning services. SS&G healthcare is an affiliate of SS&G, Inc., a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm. Learn more at www.SSandGhc.com.