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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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Our coding expert discusses coding for unspecified diagnosis at the time of encounter; a problem-focused exam; and scribe services.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding benchmarking resources; 92225 vs. 92226; procedures in visit notes; and chronic care management.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding Level 4 documentation and RN reimbursement.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding discharge code requirements; complex care coordination; and counseling code confusion.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit; urea breath tests; counseling time; and consultations.

Q: When a patient has been admitted and discharged on the same day, can one note support a same day admit/discharge code?

Our practice does internal chart reviews on our physicians for coding accuracy. What do you feel is an appropriate passing score?

Get coding guidance on billing for a family medicine group; patients being seen at a new practice; and more.

Get coding guidance on resident consultation via telephone; discharging patients; antepartum care; and more.

Is there any "primary-care setting" where a resident may bill the office visit without a teaching physician, other than in the primary-care exception?

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