MAT, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPB
Health Administration Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 781
Gina Yacovelli joined the Health Administration Department in August 2019. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yacovelli has 13 years' experience in education. She also holds several professional certifications which include being a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Evaluation & Management Coder (CEMC) and Certified Professional Biller (CPB). Yacovelli was instrumental in rewriting the medical coding curriculum to meet national board standards at the institution where she previously studied. She also updated the AAPC CPC test prep program which allowed many students to obtain their AAPC credentials. Yacovelli quickly advanced in her career by becoming a Coding & Compliance Specialist for consulting firms auditing medical records for several large hospital organizations.
Outside of her professional career, Yacovelli founded an art nonprofit, Artruistic, with the mission of providing access to arts for all people because the arts are a vital part of our growth in society. Through her organization, she helped in rebuilding an orphanage in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, rehabbing homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and created a terrapin habitat preservation project in southern New Jersey.
Professional Society:Member of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Specialists (NAMAS).