Cathy Johnson

Cathy Johnson

Healthcare Advisory Director

BDO Rosemont Office



Executive Summary

Cathy Johnson is a Director in BDO’s Healthcare Advisory practice and a member of the practice’s leadership team in Chicago. She has more than 25 years of healthcare and managed care experience, including significant experience with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, commercial and government value-based contract models, and Medicaid managed care models.
Cathy provides leadership to BDO clients in all aspects of managed care contracting including reimbursement, operations, contract strategy and negotiations, health plan oversight and management, physician practice management, mergers and development. She has in-depth knowledge of a variety of complex reimbursement methodologies, including data aggregation and data mining, revenue cycle management, and performance improvement. Her clients span a broad range of healthcare industry market segments, including hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers.
She previously served as a senior healthcare consultant at Oak Brook, Illinois-based PBC Advisors, LLC, which joined BDO in February 2018. She has served as BPCI program coordinator for a large orthopedic group in Illinois that has successfully implemented and grown its BPCI program over the past three years, and is now a BPCI convener. Cathy spent over 20 years at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in various accounting and managed care leadership roles, lastly serving as the Director of Managed Care Contracting.  
Cathy is a frequent contributor to Chicago Medicine magazine, First Illinois Speaks (the newsletter for the First Illinois Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association) and various other periodicals.

Professional Affiliations

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)


B.S., Accounting, Southern Illinois University