Strategic Success with CBRs


CEU: 1

Price: $0 (Subscribers ONLY)


Title: Strategic Success with CBRs


Presenter: Sonal Patel, BA, CPC, CPMA, CMC, ICDCM

Time: 54.25 minutes


Description: Utilize Comparative Billing Report (CBR) letters to analyze physician practice service lines for coding and documentation compliance.



  1. Define a Comparative Billing Report (CBR).
  2. Understand why a CBR is issued.
  3. Recognize what is current for 2023.
  4. Explore two CBRs issued in 2023.
  5. Appreciate how to use CBRs as an educational tool.


Main Points:

  • Greater Purpose
  • What is a CBR?
  • Why is a CBR issued?
  • What's Current for 2023?
  • Explore CBR 202301
  • Explore CBR 202304
  • Final Thoughts




Sonal Patel, BA, CPC, CPMA, CMC, ICDCM - CEO and Principal Strategist with SP Collaborative, LLC


Sonal has served as a multi-specialty healthcare coding, auditing, and compliance professional in the industry for over 13 years. She began her second career as a medical biller and continued to advance into a renowned cancer hospital's patient business services' department armed with her CMC®, CPC®, and CPMA® credentials. She has had the honor of directly working with and supporting healthcare attorneys in defense of their clients' myriad of reimbursement issues for almost six years.


Sonal has utilized her creative strengths while working in the business side of healthcare. She serves as the creator and host of her Paint the Medical Picture Podcast series which is currently in its second year. She has provided rich, thought-leadership content on LinkedIn since 2012. Sonal is also a published author in numerous industry publications, including the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA®), 2021 edition of the Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual. She often finds herself collaborating with her colleagues and trusted resources on podcasts, white papers, and so much more. Sonal provides young coders, newly certified coders, or those thinking of entering the niche world of medical coding with advice and encouragement.


SP Collaborative - Click here