Stephen E. Johnson
Vice President, Government and Payer Relations
Steve Johnson serves as Vice President of Government and Payer Relations for Erlanger Health System. In this position, Mr. Johnson is responsible for Erlanger’s overall relationship with government officials and third party payers.
He works closely with elected and appointed officials on legislative matters affecting healthcare and directly impacting the Erlanger Health System. In the area of payer relations, his responsibilities include negotiating major hospital managed care contracts, dispute resolution, and all cost and reimbursement activities.
Mr. Johnson has been with Erlanger since 1998, entering the health system as Director of Cost and Reimbursement. Since receiving an accounting degree from Berry College in 1988, he has worked in various capacities in the field of healthcare, including positions at a major healthcare insurance company and the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Johnson is a certified public accountant. He has served as Treasurer of the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee and holds professional memberships in the Tennessee Society of CPAs, HFMA, American Health Lawyers Association, and the Tennessee Hospital Association Insurance Reform Task Force.