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About Barbara Cobuzzi

Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC, CPCO Mrs. Barbara J. Cobuzzi is the President of CRN Healthcare Solutions in Tinton Falls, NJ. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a CPC (physician coder), a Fellow, COC (certified outpatient coder), CPC-P (payer coder) a CPC-I (coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds a specialty certification in Otolaryngology (CENTC). Ms. Cobuzzi is a past member of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Advisory Board as well as their Executive Board.…


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.


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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Using Modifier 95 for Telehealth Makes Cents

Capture full payment for remote visits during the PHE for COVID-19. An interim final rule published in the April 6, 2020, Federal Register explains how to bill telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The final rule goes … For more,...

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Check Your FESS Claims for Improper Payment Adjustments

MACs may be applying the multiple endoscopy rule incorrectly. In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the proposal to apply the special rule for multiple endosco… For more,...

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