Jean Acevedo, CHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC
Jean Acevedo has more than 30 years of health care experience including a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance and education relative to hospice and palliative physician documentation and coding. Jean has been an expert witness in civil litigation as well as Federal fraud cases related to these matters.
Jean serves as NHPCO Edge’s expert for engagements requiring inside knowledge and understanding of physician billing and coding issues. She has written for NHPCO’s quarterly magazine, NewsLine, on physician billing and coding issues from the perspective of hospice providers.
Jean was awarded a Presidential Citation by the AAHPM at the AAHPM/HPNA 2014 Annual Assembly in appreciation of her contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine in helping them understand the complexities of coding, reimbursement and regulatory compliance. She is a frequent workshop presenter for many clients, an instructor at Florida Atlantic University, and a member of several Coding Institute Editorial Advisory Boards. Jean has been a Participant in CMS’ Medicare Provider Feedback Group, CMS Division of Provider Information Planning and Development since 2007 and is a member of the Jurisdiction 9 MAC’s Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group. She is a frequently sought after speaker as she possesses the unique perspective of avoiding risk and liability while optimizing reimbursement in the highly regulated health care industry.