Assistant in Surgery

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Is there any place to look to find out if assistant in surgery is allowed? We use Palmetto and I have searched their website but I just can't find an answer. Any help would be great
 

nrichard

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CMS physician fee schedule

http://www.cms.gov/apps/physician-fee-schedule/license-agreement.aspx

Scroll to the bottom and click on accept. Under “Type of information” select all. Enter in your CPT in the box. In the “Modifier” box select all, and click on submit. You'll have to maximize the screen to be able to scroll over. Scroll to the right and to view the “Assit Surg” category. Modifier definitions for this screen 0= assistant surgeon may be paid with documentation, 1= Assistant surgeon cannot be paid, 2= Assistant surgeon can be paid, 9=Assistant surgeon concept does not apply.

Hope this helps.
 

nrichard

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You're welcome.

If you dig to the around that area of the website, there is a PDF on there that explains all the modifiers used on that spreadsheet.
 
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