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

President & Senior Consultant

Jean, well known for her knowledge of hospice and palliative care physician services billing, has served the industry for over 15 years. She serves as a consultant to the NHPCO when physician billing and coding issues arise. She has also been a lecturer for the NHPCO, AAHPM and several other state hospice and palliative care specialty societies, has written NewsLine articles on physician billing and coding issues, co-authored a series of "Top 10" articles published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine on challenges in palliative care, and was the co-creator of The California State University Institute of Palliative Care's four-part education series "Billing for Palliative Care Services".

Jean Acevedo, Acevedo Consulting, has over 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 serves as a consultant to NHPCO and AAHPM when physician compliance, billing and coding issues arise. She 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 workshop presenter for the AAPC, 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 has co-authored a series of “Top 10” articles published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine on challenges in palliative care, and is co-creator of “Billing for Palliative Care Services,” an online course of California State University. She is a frequently sought after speaker and works with hospice/palliative care clients across the country bringing the unique perspective of avoiding risk and liability while optimizing reimbursement in our highly regulated health care industry; providing practical solutions in a complex environment.