Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CHCC is president of a healthcare consulting firm in Tinton Falls, NJ. She earned her Certification as a Professional Coder (CPC) and Professional Coder for hospital and outpatient services (CPC-H) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Cobuzzi serves on the AAPC National Advisory Board Executive Board as Chapter Relations East. She is the Consulting Editor for Otolaryngology Coding Alert published by The Coding Institute. She is also the moderator of the Otolaryngology List Serve and the Part B Insider List Serves also sponsored by The Coding Institute. She is a frequent speaker for the AAPC, AOA, HBMA, AAO/HNS, and quite a few Medical Society meetings as well as other professional functions.