Baker is a distinguished leader in the healthcare industry, known for strategic expertise in health plan compliance and operational excellence

ATTAC Consulting Group, a national leader in providing consulting, auditing, business operations and technology solutions to Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, commercial health insurers, and risk-bearing provider organizations, announced that Charles Baker joined the firm as Vice President in its Compliance Solutions division. Charles will guide ATTAC’s Medicare Advantage and Part D clients to implement strategies that address evolving operational and compliance issues, along with Risk Adjustment and Health Equity challenges impacting plans.

Before joining ATTAC, Charles served as the Director of Health Plan Performance, Medicare Compliance Officer, and interim Director of Risk Adjustment at Priority Health, a Michigan-based insurer serving more than 1.5 million enrollees, including 260,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. Priority Health is a 5-Star Medicare Advantage program, the only Medicare plan to achieve this distinction in Michigan for 2023.

“Joining the ATTAC team represents a great opportunity to leverage my experience building top-tier Medicare Advantage programs with a wide array of health plans operating Medicare Advantage and Part D programs,” said Baker.  He added, “With CMS’ new focus on Health Equity, the challenges plans face with Risk Adjustment compliance, and the revenue adjustments coming on the heels of the 2024 Risk Adjustment model changes, it’s an exciting time for plans to evaluate and implement new solutions.”

Steve Arbaugh, ATTAC’s CEO remarked, “Charles brings our clients a wealth of experience designing and implementing strategies to improve operations and compliance, and moving plans into the top tier of performance. Our clients will want to engage with him early and often as we enter the 2024 Medicare Advantage world.”

Charles’ expertise extends across diverse healthcare environments. Prior to his role at Priority Health, Baker served as a Practice Leader at Trinity Health, where he focused on translating healthcare guidelines into practical operating strategies. During his tenure with Allina Health, Charles played an instrumental role in revenue enhancement through innovative program initiatives and streamlined operational management.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Charles is deeply engaged in community initiatives. He serves on the city council for the City of Rockford, Michigan, and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy in Population Health and Epidemiology. He volunteers as a Health Equity Council Member at the Kent County YMCA and has held past board positions at Urban Roots Community Market and the Merriam Park Block Nursing Association.

About ATTAC Consulting Group

Founded in 2003, ATTAC Consulting Group is a national leader in providing advisory, auditing, consulting, technology and business operations solutions to health insurers, drug plans, managed care organizations and provider organizations.