General State of Franklin Healthcare Associates Joins BlueCross Medicare Advantage Network Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | by Brown Shelton Share Tweet Share Seniors in the Tri-Cities region now have more choices in medical care JOHNSON CITY, TENN. — State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA), a large primary care practice based in Johnson City, is now part of the BlueCross Medicare Advantage PPO and HMO Networks. “BlueCross already has an extensive statewide provider network with more than 25,000 providers. This addition allows us to offer even more choices in health care to our members and seniors in the Tri-Cities region,” said Todd Ray, vice president and general manager of Senior Products for BlueCross. “We look forward to working together with State of Franklin to help improve the lives of their patients.” SoFHA, founded in 1998, is an independent, physician-owned and physician-led primary care organization serving patients in Northeast Tennessee area. With more than 100 providers at 12 practice offices, they provide services in internal medicine, OB/GYN, family practice, pediatrics, hospitalists, rheumatology, endocrinology, urgent care and sleep medicine. About BlueCross® BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at bcbst.com.