Christina Melnykovych, BS, RHIA, CFE, AHFI
President, CEO & Founder
Ms. Melnykovych is a Registered Health Information Administrator and Certified Fraud Examiner with more than twenty-five years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Prior to founding Coding Continuum, Inc., she held a number of positions, both in academic and community hospital settings, as well as in the payer community as Vice President, Medicare for a large insurer. Ms. Melnykovych’s experience includes eight years as Director, Health Information & Outcomes Management with a major teaching facility in the Southwest, where her responsibilities included direction of the Health Information, Quality Improvement, Patient Financial Services, Case Management, Social Work, and Disease Management departments. Ms. Melnykovych played an active role in the hospital’s Compliance and Operational Compliance Committees, APC Steering Committee, Quality Review Committee, served as founder and Chairman of the UB-92 Committee, and was designated PRO contact and PEPP program coordinator. Prior to moving to the Southwest, Ms. Melnykovych was Vice President, Medicare Part B in Washington State, where she worked closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on initiatives related to Physician Payment Reform, Fraud and Abuse, Coverage, Medical and Utilization Review, Appeals, and Fair Hearings. Prior to assuming her Vice President role, Ms. Melnykovych was Director, Medical Records and Patient Accounts at a busy community hospital located in the suburban Seattle area.
Ms. Melnykovych has been a frequently requested speaker at national, regional, and local conferences sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, American Academy of Professional Coders, HcPro, and DecisionHealth. Topics have included Point-of-Service coding, Quality Monitoring, Denial Management program development, APCs, discussion of orders processing and medical necessity, and revenue cycle curriculum and education programs. She has been interviewed by Modern Healthcare regarding APCs. Articles regarding programs she has developed have appeared in Radiology News and Briefings on APCs. Ms. Melnykovych has participated in the publication of the Q&A coding column of the Link, a newsletter published by the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators association. In addition, she was a member of the Advisory Board of HCPro’s publication APC Answer Letter: Answers to Your Challenging Coding, Compliance, and Reimbursement Questions and an Editorial Advisory Board member of CCH’s Compliance Edge. Ms. Melnykovych was accorded the Arizona Health Information Management Association Mentorship Award as well as a Certificate of Excellence from the Arizona PRO/QIO (HSAG) for work she has done to further health information and quality monitoring programs.