Bill Dacey, MHA, MBA, CPC, is the principal of The Dacey Group, a consulting firm specializing in physician coding and compliance. Dacey provides direct physician education, chart review and litigation support to providers and payers nationwide. Dacey is a nationally recognized expert on how to both safeguard against negative audit activity and identify appropriate reimbursement for physician services.
As a Vice President of Corporate Compliance for the 4th largest HealthCare System in the US, Dacey had oversight responsibilities for over 500 physicians and revenues in excess of $350 million annually. Dacey has worked with providers and payers for over 18 years to increase understanding of the coding and billing process for professional services.
Dacey serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the CCH HealthCare Compliance Newsletter, the Peer Review Editorial Board for Contexo Media/MMI and recently completed a term on the AAPC National Advisory Board. His lively and interactive education seminars for physicians often provide the first true insight into the meaning of Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes.
Dacey contributes monthly to Physician’s Practice Magazine as an expert on coding billing. Dacey’s previous works include the Ingenix books, The Physicians Compliance Implementation Manual, The Physician Compliance Auditing and Monitoring Manual, The Complete Guide to Part B Billing and Compliance and authored the Evaluation and Management Coding and Documentation Guide.