assistant surgeon

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    Assistant Surgeon Status Indicator 2

    Hernia repair done with an assistant surgeon. Assistant surgeons' name is indicated at the top of the report but nowhere else in the document is indicated the work done by the assistant and nowhere in the document is demonstrated the need for the assistant surgeon. What are the documentation...
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    Assistant Surgeon Billing

    I work for an orthopedic surgeon who does predominantly worker's compensation billing. Recently, we have gotten denials from some of the insurance carriers denying the assistant surgery due to "the surgeon must specify what specifically the assistant performed." We have never heard of this...
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    Assistant Surgeon claim denial: considered inclusive ...

    In GYN surgery, the primary surgeon did multiple procedures. The assistant surgeon assisted with only one of those procedures. The procedure that had the assistant was considered inclusive of the other services done by the primary surgeon. Does the assistant surgeon have any standing for...
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    62362

    Is CPT code 62362 payable for an assistant surgeon? According to AAPC 62362 is billable with an AS modifier but Blue Cross is stating invalid procedure code/modifier combination.
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    Assistant Surgeon modifier 80

    I just wanted to verify some things before I submitted a charge. Is it correct that when billing with modifier 80, the assistant surgeon gets paid 16% of the allowable and the primary surgeon's reimbursement is not affected? Also is it correct that the assistant surgeon does not have to...
  6. K

    How to bill assistant surgeons- OBGYM

    Hey all, I am just needing verification how to bill an assistant at surgery.. my thoughts are either 59409,80; 59514,80; 59612,80; 59620,80 (depending on the situation/documentation). Any input is greatly appreciated. **actually just verified that the 80 modifier is only allowed on 59514...
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    Help....documentation needed to bill for assistant surgeon

    What information is needed in the OP note to bill for an assistant surgeon. I know the AS name should be in the OP note header, but what do they need to say in the OP note? Does the primary say what portions of the surgery the assistant performed? Can an attending go into the OR and...
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    Physician Assistant Assist at Surgery - Different Group

    My group of general and trauma surgeons wants to "share" our PA with an orthopedic group. She would be doing first assist at surgery for both groups but only be employed by our group. My docs think I can bill the assist under our tax ID and the ortho group bill the physician services under their...
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    Can you bill 20985-AS

    Hi friends- I have a question about billing assistant surgeon. My surgeon is starting to utilize 20985 in his total joint surgeries. My question is, when billing his PA as an assistant to surgery, am I able to bill 20985- AS, or should I leave out the imaging code for the assistant since it...
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    Documentation showing CPT code reimbursment using 80 modifier

    Is there a data or documentation/table website, which someone could direct me to where it would show if a particular CPT code could be reimbursed using modifier -80 (assistant surgeon)? Realizing different carriers may or may reimburse, I was hoping to show my surgeon if Medicare would pay or...
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    Documentation showing CPT code reimbursment using 80 modifer

    Is there a data or documentation/table website, which someone could direct me to where it would show if a particular CPT code could be reimbursed using modifier -80 (assistant surgeon)? Realizing different carriers may or may reimburse, I was hoping to show my surgeon if Medicare would pay or...
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