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  1. K

    Question Physician and Coders

    Our practice currently has 4 Physicians, 2 Nurse Practioners, 1 Physician Assistant, and 2 more surgeons have joined our practice with one starting in August and the other starting in October. Our totals will then be 6 surgeons, 2 NP, and 1 PA. I have 1 certified coder who does all of our...
  2. M

    Hospitalist as attending physician for Orthopedic surgical inpatient

    We are a small Critical Access Hospital. Our orthopedic surgeons (who are not employed by us) have asked our Hospitalists to act as the attending physicians for their fractured hip cases. They ask that the Hospitalist perform the admitting H&P to clear the patient for surgery and then...
  3. B

    Cpt for cardiopulmonary bypass support only

    Does any one know if there is a CPT for Cardiopulmonary Bypass Support only? One of my surgeons had to put a patient on Cardiopulmonary Bypass for another surgeon doing a Nephrectomy & I cannot for the life of me find a stand alone code. The only ones I have found are the add on codes for the...
  4. K

    Co-Surgeons -- Modifier 62

    Hello all, I'm having a hard time distinguishing the proper use of modifier 62. In almost all Medicare articles they constantly state "when two surgeons (different specialties) perform a surgery...." that makes me think that they have to be from two different specialties. However when they give...
  5. S

    NCCI edits policy for different surgeons working together

    Dear All: Good day! I have a query regarding the NCCI edits policy for diffrent surgeons working together in same operative session. Eg. Gyn Specialist performed CPT 58150(Total abdominal hysterectomy (corpus and cervix), with or without removal of tube(s), with or without removal of ovary(s)...
  6. S

    NCCI Bundling policy for different surgeons

    Dear All: Good day! I have a query regarding the NCCI edits policy for diffrent surgeons working together in same operative session. Eg. Gyn Specialist performed CPT 58150(Total abdominal hysterectomy (corpus and cervix), with or without removal of tube(s), with or without removal of ovary(s)...
  7. K

    ECMO cannulation in Xtreme preemies

    Salutations, ECMO cannulation does not allow assistant surgeons. That fact is certain. However, with an extreme preemie of less than 500 grams, sometimes an extra set of hands has proven greatly helpful (so my surgeons tell me). Has anyone else bumped into such an event and what has your...
  8. E

    Billing for Assistant Surgeon

    We are large academic facility and bill surgeries utilizing the 80 and 82 modifiers. Can someone tell me if you reduce your usual fee for the assistant surgeons or do you bill as normal and let the modifier dictate your reimbursement? Thanks, B
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