Christine Carbonaro

Director, Medical Record Coding Operations

Christine Carbonaro is ATTAC Consulting Group’s Director of Medical Record Coding Operations, part of ATTAC’s Risk Adjustment and Data Audit groups. She is a risk adjustment expert with deep experience in CMS (MRA) and commercial (ACA) risk adjustment models, clinical documentation and coding requirements.

For more than 18 years, Christine has led coding, auditing, and provider and coder education teams, focused on driving coding quality through continuous process improvement and cross-functional collaboration. She holds five American Academy of Professional Coders national coding certifications: CPC, CPC-P, CPMA, CRC, and CPC-I.

In addition to leading ATTAC’s Coding Operations, Christine supports clients by providing consulting on coding guideline development, internal coder training, provider coding education and training initiatives, as well as conducting external vendor oversight coding audits and implementing risk adjustment compliance initiatives.

Christine served as a coding operations leader with Change Healthcare, now Optum, where she held numerous titles including Associate Director of Quality, Associate Director of Coding, and Professional Development Manager for risk adjustment coding. She directed coding operations for Medicare risk adjustment (CMS), commercial (HHS-ACA) risk adjustment, and Medicaid risk adjustment projects; she also led clients’ Medicare RADV projects end-to-end.

Prior to her time at Change Healthcare, she was a coding leader with JSA Healthcare Partners and at WellCare Health Plans, where she led coding teams and audited physicians’ medical records to verify and ensure claims’ diagnoses were accurate and in compliance with CMS and state guidelines.