CRN Healthcare Solutions

About Barbara Cobuzzi

Coding Consulting

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Compliantly Optimize Healthcare Reimbursements

Denials and underpayments are defects in the revenue cycle that indicate a provider’s inability to comply with payer requirements or a payer’s inability to accurately pay a claim. CRN Healthcare Solutions works with practices to evaluate and implement lean process workflow denials management so that every dollar not paid which should have been paid is addressed and followed up.

 

CDI Tips for Diagnostic Endoscopies

CPT® guidelines offer clues for what payers and auditors are looking for in op notes. When reading notes or auditing documentation associated with the performance of diagnostic endoscopies performed by otolaryngologists (e.g., 31231, 31575, 31525, … For more,...

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2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule – Prolonged Services

2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule – Prolonged Services

by Barbara J Cobuzzi The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule was published by CMS on Tuesday December 1, 2020. (https://www.cms.gov/files/document/12120-pfs-final-rule.pdf) There were not many surprises since we had the Proposed Rule to review during the late...

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Modifier 59 Is Over-Used and Abused, MAC Says

Failure to adopt the X[ESPU] modifiers may be putting your practice at risk for Medicare fraud. Modifier 59 Distinct procedural service continues to be the most-used modifier among Medicare Part B providers, according to Novitas, and it is sending up … For more,...

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Medicare Telehealth Coding as of April 30

Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. On a Friday, at month-end, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kindly dropped another bomb on us: more t… For...

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