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Dale E. Baker is the President of Baker Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (BHC) an Indianapolis based consulting firm serving over 1,000 acute care hospital clients in forty-four states since 1990. BHC specializes in advising clients on Medicare geographic reclassification and wage index matters. BHC represents over 300 hospitals on Medicare geographic reclassification matters. Mr. Baker is also registered as a federal lobbyist, and works with hospitals throughout the country on selected Medicare payment issues that might be favorably impacted through coordinated national legislative and/or regulatory efforts. Mr. Baker organized over 1,000 hospitals on the Rural Floor Budget Neutrality Provider Reimbursement Review Board appeal and is working with groups of hospitals on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) computations used to compute Medicare Disproportionate Share payments.

In addition to working with individual hospital clients, BHC works with hospital associations in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and California.

He is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a personal member of the American Hospital Association. Mr. Baker has chaired the Board of the 57,000 member University of Iowa Alumni Association and served on the Board of Visitors for the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie School of Business. The University of Iowa is recognizing Mr. Baker as the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus for 2008. He has published articles in The Journal of Accountancy and AHA publications. Mr. Baker is a well-known speaker at local, state and national seminars including The American Health Lawyers Annual Medicare and Medicaid Conference in 2002-2008. He regularly addresses the Federation of American Hospitals Health Financing Steering Committee, and speaks at HFMA Chapter meetings from New England to Los Angeles.

Prior to founding BHC in 1990, Mr. Baker was a Partner with Ernst & Young from 1980 through 1990 directing the consulting practices in Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. In the early 1980ís Mr. Baker worked closely with the American Hospital Association in organizing thirty-five state hospital associations to develop the state hospital association based Medicare group appeals movement. From 1975 to 1980 Mr. Baker was the Founder and Managing Director of Baker, Kimmerling & Myers (now merged into BKD) and Mr. Baker served as the Financial Consultant to the Indiana Hospital Association during this time period. Mr. Baker has thirty-nine years of experience in serving the health care industry.