Health Center Finance and Policy Director
Dale S. Johnson has more than 45 years of experience in healthcare financial and operational applications across multiple healthcare delivery models. The last seventeen years of which are in the FQHC environment. He has performed as COO/CFO in FQHCs in South Carolina, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Alabama, and California. Recently Dale has consulted with FQHCs in financial and operational analysis, strategic planning, IT Informatics, and the use of Business Intelligence. He has also performed as a Project Consultant with Capital Link presenting on Revenue Cycle Management topics, strategic plan development, predictive analytics, and financial data analysis. He has recently been an On-Site Visit Reviewer/TA consultant for HRSA.
Johnson also served as executive director for the Long Term Care accreditation program at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In this position, he was responsible for all accreditation activities related to long-term care services, including developing standards and survey processes and acting liaison to national and state trade and professional organizations. Johnson also served on a task force with the Office of Inspector General on developing monitoring tools for Boards of Directors for Not-for-profit organizations. He has worked extensively with The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General. Johnson has developed partnerships and coalitions with state and federal legislators, trade and professional associations, and internal stakeholders on policy development. He was also an adjunct professor at Northeastern State University-Oklahoma, teaching healthcare financial management.
Dale is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Recently he was awarded a Fellow at George Washington University Health Policy Fellows Program. He also sits on three committees for NACHC. He has published numerous articles on the changing environment of the national healthcare delivery system and its impact on the perceived and actual delivery of quality care. Dale received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has also taken advanced courses at Purdue University and the Chicago Kent School of Law.