Meet our Experts

Barbara J. Cobuzzi

MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, CMCS

Barbara is a dynamic speaker and educator. Barbara speaks at many local and national organizations.

Barbara founded CRN Healthcare Solutions which offers provider consulting services. As an expert witness, Barbara provides litigation support for providers and payers.

She is also the Consulting Editor of Otolaryngology Coding Alert. In the past, Barbara was a member of the AAPC National Advisory Board and their Executive Board.


Leslie Johnson, CPC

Leslie will help you understand the impact of coding compliance to you and your providers.

Leslie is one of the founders of Jobs for American Medical Coders (JFAMC).
For over 15 years, Leslie has been a speaker at national and local conferences for groups such as local AAPC chapters, Decision Health’s Advance Specialty Coding Symposium and The Coding Institute’s CodingCon national coding conferences. Her coding articles have been published in Becker’s Online Review, BC Magazine and Find-a-Code.

She is a subject matter expert in Anesthesia and Pain Management, Orthopedics and general medical billing and coding topics.


Jill Young

CEMA, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

Jill is a knowledgeble speaker and educator, who breaks down the “fine print” of coding compliance.

Jill has over 40 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her background gives her a unique style of teaching using real life examples of coding and billing situations.

Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and heard on a variety of audio-conferences.


COVID-19 Fact Sheets

Check out this great collection of easy-to-read and informative COVID-19 fact sheets. Created by the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing, these fact sheets cover everything from basic information on how to prevent and manage the virus, to colorful tips and explanations designed specifically for children and young adults. Click on the link below to access the full set!

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

New CPT Code for COVID-19 Testing

As health professionals and auditors, we’re all very much involved in recording data for the testing and treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of this week the AMA has announced the addition of a new CPT code to help record and track patients who are impacted by the virus.

The new Catergory I CPT code and descriptor are:

87635
Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique

This new code is effective immediately for use as the industry standard for the reporting of tests for the novel coronavirus across the nation’s health care system and has been fully integrated into our Swiftaudit software.

For more information on how to properly code COVID-19:

Tips and Coding Guidance-COVID-19

ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines – Supplement

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