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Surgery Assistants Modifier 80

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    North Carolina
    Medical Coding Books
    I have this in my saved files but I can't find the "reg" that it's tied to. Does anyone have the link??? (I'm still looking for it)

    "Surgeons can bill and Medicare pays for medical services provided by certain mid-level practitioners (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists) in the hospital. However, surgeons cannot bill separately for other staff, such as pump perfusionists, registered nurse-first assistants, and operating room technicians. Reimbursement for these staff are paid to hospitals under Part A or the Ambulatory Payment Classification for hospital outpatient services"

  2. Default Surgery Assistants Modifier 80
    When billing for surgery assistants where a RNFA assistance is used in the surgery, can you bill for these services? and if so w/ what modifier do you bill the surgery with? Would you bill it w/ modifier 80 or 81?

    Thank you
    Elena Baena

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    For our CFA we use a modifier of -AS.

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