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Bill Dacey

Bill Dacey

Bill Dacey, CPC, MBA, MHA, is principal in the Dacey Group, a consulting firm dedicated to coding, billing, documentation, and compliance concerns. Dacey is a AAPC-certified instructor and has been active in physician training for more than 20 years.

Facing a coding conundrum? We're here to help. Send your questions to coding expert Bill Dacey at billdacey@msn.com. He will help clear up the confusion, and you may even see your question featured in the journal.

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How to institute vaccine administration codes for patients who are older than 19 years of age. Also, guidance on follow-up codes in electronic billing.

Our coding expert discusses what to do when Medicare denies a consult code; preparation for Medicare chart audits; and coding for unusual services.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding advance care planning; pessary cleaning; and identifying inclusive codes.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding incident-to billing; time-based coding; and specificity in ICD-10.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding medical necessity; using the ROS for history of presenting illness; and duplicative coding.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding bronchoscopy; modifier 58 vs. modifier 79; and fourth-year residents.

Our coding expert discusses copying the referring physician on consults; coding follow-up visits; and selecting medical complexity for high-toxicity meds.

Our coding expert discusses coding for medical necessity, TCM/home visits, using modifier 25 with the AWV, and split-bill encounters.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding new versus established patients; split/shared E&M; 92060 requirements; and same-day admit/discharge.

Our coding expert discusses coding for low-level MDM; teaching physician requirements; referral confusion, and transitional care management.

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