About the Authors


Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC, CPCO, Lynne Smith, MSSW and Peter J Wills, Accountant and Business Software Support Consultant.

Barbara is an independent consultant in healthcare providing consulting for physicians.  She is an industrial engineer from RPI with an MBA from NYU. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years before moving into the healthcare industry where she had a company where she provided top quality coding, compliance and revenue cycle management services for physicians. She has since moved into full time consulting for physicians. Barbara is a nationally known expert known for her education, consulting and expert witness services.

Lynne has dedicated her career to helping others. She has experience as a social worker in a rural county, an administrator in a large hospital network and as a College Professor. She uses the skills she developed over the years as an advocate in a variety of areas including her most recent venture serving as a Healthcare Advocate. She is currently a recipient of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, which she was able to purchase following ACA being enacted.

Together, Lynne and Barbara own the ACA Healthcare Advocates consulting firm and are available to individuals, families and businesses to help them meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act in order to meet the specific needs of the client while optimizing the fiscal considerations.

Peter is an Accountant and Business Software Support Consultant. Prior to moving to America to marry he was an Accountant in public practice in Australia for most of his working life. For the last three years before moving here he worked as a Business Software Support Consultant for a business software developer in the housing, mining and engineering field. Peter is using his computer and business talents to assist Barbara and Lynne.

Please direct your questions and/or inquiries to askcobuzzi@gmail.com


2 thoughts on “About the Authors

  1. The Pardu November 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm Reply

    May I ask if this piece is available for re-posting on other webpages? It is a great and relevant piece, I would love to use it on my page: http://www.theprogressivesinfluence.com ND http://WWW.THEPARDU.WORDPRESS.COM

    • pjpw2179 November 5, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply

      Contact the co-author Barbara Cobuzzi for permission to use. Her email is listed at the bottom of the Blog but it is askcobuzzi@gmail.com. Thank you for your comments and interest!

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