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Colleen Buontempo, CPC, Counsel
Colleen Buontempo is a highly experienced practitioner in the area of No Fault Insurance, where she commonly represents medical providers against insurance carriers through PIP arbitration. She has successfully represented and recovered millions of dollars for her clients including individuals, ambulatory care facilities, hospitals, physician groups, and healthcare entrepreneurs.
She frequently lectures for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education concerning insurance-related matters.
Colleen holds the distinction of certified professional medical coder (CPC) through the AAPC. This is representative of her vast knowledge of complex coding/billing issues involving CPT codes, ICD-10 diagnosis codes, CMS protocols as well as state and federal healthcare regulations.
Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Colleen practiced in a wide variety of legal areas, including criminal defense, automotive litigation, premises liability, worker’s compensation, negligent security, New York labor law, and products liability.
Colleen is a supporter of The Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and their research in finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
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Each matter handled by Colleen is dependent upon the unique facts and particular circumstances. An example of successful matters handled by Colleen include:
- In Drive New Jersey Insurance Co. v. Pleasantdale Ambulatory Care (PAS-L-1079-17), Colleen successfully defended an order to show cause to overturn a prior arbitration award for surgical supplies awarded to an ASC.
- In Pleasantdale Ambulatory Care v. Farmers Insurance Company (MID-L1976-17), Colleen successfully pursued an order to show cause which vacated a three-DRP appeal panel’s award. It resulted in the upholding of the original arbitration award for ASC facility fees for a Medicare-approved CPT code.
- In CURE v. Progressive Spine (MER-L-879-20), Colleen successfully defended an order to show cause to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling on the usual, customary and reasonable billing of a spinal surgery.
- In Vincent DiCindio v. Plymouth Rock Assurance of New Jersey (PAS-L-2540-20), Colleen successfully pursued an order to show cause to overturn an arbitrator’s denial of resident relative PIP benefits.
*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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