David Johnson, MSW, ACSW has over 40 years’ experience in behavioral health in both academic and private sector settings. Dave has held positions ranging from psychiatric social worker, Professor and Chair of Social Work at Boise State University, Senior Manager in Managed Care for a subsidiary of BCBS of Montana, to Chief Administrative Officer and Professor for Department of Psychiatry Clinical Services at Wayne State University. More recently, Dave directed Anthem’s Medicaid Health Home initiatives in multiple states as well as designed, implemented, and evaluated an integrated care program in primary care/FQHC settings in eight states recognized as a best practice by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation 2016-2017. Dave has provided leadership in program development and evaluation with a specific focus on holistic service models that address physical health, mental health, substance use, and social drivers of health incorporating patient reported outcomes to inform services.
Over the past year he has been instrumental in developing alternative payment methodologies with value-based reimbursements for mental health and substance use treatment providers that incorporate process and clinical outcomes, negotiating with payers around these models.
He currently serves as the CEO for the Fletcher Group, to promote effective practices and public policy to improve health and wellbeing with a specific focus on recovery housing. Dave holds a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers, School of Social Work.