yes....make sure it is a billable surgery code for an assist.When a PA assists his Physician during surgery, do I bill out the same codes with an AS modifier on the surgical codes under the PA? I'm drawing a blank. It's been a while since I've had to bill this out. Thanks.
One of our docs does this as well as he is at a teaching hospital...but I wonder if that is the case or if he just wants to bill his own PA's assist.Yes, you would bill an AS. But I have had some carriers not accept that and want the 82. So it perhaps is different by carrier. Also, our doc puts in that a resident is not available in the surgery note when that comes up.