Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Sep 30th, 2019
Three credible sources give three different answers, and only one is right. The definition for billing units of allergy serum preparation for patients was recently challenged by a colleague of mine who works in the allergy space. Are there limitations...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Sep 26th, 2019
When calculating an evaluation and management (E/M) level or auditing an E/M service, every Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) has always had the points assigned for a new problem under the Number of Diagnoses or Treatment Options based on a new...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Sep 13th, 2019
Incident-to billing for advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, etc.) has been available to limited license practitioners since 1998. And the rules for what is required to b...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Aug 29th, 2019
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...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Audit
Aug 27th, 2019
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...