Jul 23rd, 2013
By Marilyn Holley, CPC, CPC-I, RHIT, CHISP It’s as easy, or as hard, as 1, 2, 3. Successful coding and billing for surgical assistants depends on three principal factors: Does the payer allow additional reimbursement for surgical assistance for the reported procedure? Has the surgeon sufficiently documented the need for and role of the surgical ...
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Aug 31st, 2011
Effective Oct. 3, Medicare contractors will implement an updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB), which will remain in effect until Jan. 1, 2012, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Just under 50 codes will receive payment indicator changes in various categories, but no codes are being added or deleted for the ...
Jan 1st, 2008
Billing successfully for an assistant at surgery is all  in the way physicians document op reports and coders attach modifiers. By Susan Vogelberger, CPC, CPC-H, CMBS, CCP To bill for an assistant at surgery, the surgeon is required to specify in the body of the operative report what the assistant actually does. It is not ...