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Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow

President & Senior Consultant

Hospice & Palliative                        Rheumatology

Jean has more than 30 years of health care experience and founded Acevedo Consulting in 2000. She has a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance & education relative to physician documentation and coding. Jean has also been an expert witness in civil litigation and an investigative consultant for the DOJ and FBI in Federal fraud cases.

Recognizing physician reimbursement is moving from a pure “fee for service” model to one reimbursing for quality and value, her firm is helping ACO’s and physician organizations understand the rules and nuances of diagnosis coding and the impact on Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA) coding.

Jean is an instructor at Florida Atlantic University where she teaches the regulatory compliance modules of FAU’s Certificate in Medical Business Management program, 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 co-author of a series of “Top 10” articles, published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine; and her article, “Value-based Payment Modifier: Quality vs. Cost”, was published in Healthcare Business Monthly, February 1, 2015.

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.

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