1st assistant and 2nd assistant surgeon

hudsondna

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how do you code for the first assistant surgeon (80) and then a second assistant? is there a modifier for the second assistant?
 

sadamcik

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Depending upon the documentation, you might try modifier 81, minimum assist at surgery. However, I doubt that any payor will pay for a 2nd assistant. Unless it is a medical team, then the modifier for everyone would be 66. I hope this helps.:eek:
 
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