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.


Incident-to Billing May Be Eliminated

Incident-to billing for advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, etc.) has been available to limited license practitioners s… For more, read here: AAPC...

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2 Tips for Billing a Physician Assistant as Assistant Surgeon

A physician assistant (PA) serves as an assistant surgeon only to suture and close an incision. There is no documentation that the PA performed any other function to assist the primary surgeon during the surgery performed on the Medicare patient, suc… For more,...

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CMS Goes After Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) knows that a significant amount of money is being overpaid to insurance companies in the Medicare Advantage program, but they have yet to recover these overpayments. That’s about to change. CMS sa… For...

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CMS Proposes Payment Changes to Endoscopic Sinus Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing major payment changes to sinus endoscopy services. The 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule includes the following excerpt: We are proposing to apply the special rule for m… For...

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