Jolayne Devers, MBA, CPC
JD LYMON Group
For over 20 years, Jolayne has worked in the health care industry years in a variety of sectors, including a world-leading medical device company, a large commercial payer, and a provider organization. As a certified coder, she has used this broad experience to build unique expertise in medical device and drug optimization strategies for product reimbursement. Jolayne currently provides CPT, RUC and strategic consulting to the American Society of General Surgery to help guide them on the political and economic changes that affect general surgeons and the quality care they provide for their patients.
Jolayne spent two years at a world-leading medical device company and was responsible for development and implementation of coverage and payment strategies, as well as services and tools designed to resolve reimbursement issues and facilitate adoption of therapies by physicians, hospitals and payers. In addition, Jolayne served in various roles within a large regional health plan for eight years. During that period, she led policy development in the areas of claims reimbursement and adjudication, technology and benefit assessment, benefit appeals, clinical case management, and fee schedule implementation.
Jolayne focuses on developing and executing successful strategies in the areas of coding, coverage, and payment for the commercialization of new products into the marketplace. Her biggest success stories involve developing a customized reimbursement approach that aligns with the overall business plan and effectively integrates with clinical, regulatory, sales and marketing.
As a consultant and Certified Professional Coder (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P), she has successfully established numerous government payment mechanisms for MS-DRGs, APCs and RVUs in addition to obtaining CPT, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS codes for emerging technologies in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Jolayne holds a BS from the College of St. Catherine and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.