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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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This month's coding column is about whether or not one or more physicians of different specialties can bill the advanced care planning codes.

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This month's coding column looks at whether or not you can count addressing routine chronic conditions without a change in plan of care as E&M.

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What are the rules when it comes to completing chart notes after the time of service? Can doctors charge a copay for an annual exam?

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This month's coding questions tackle whether physicians in the same group practice in the same specialty have to bill as a single doctor.

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In the world of coding, here's why an attending physician is not really allowed to attest to an NP consult. Also, what are comparative billing reports?

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Can you code when a patient is so distraught an appropriate history cannot be obtained, nor can a mental status exam be performed?

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.

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