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    Is it incorrect to use modifier 80 if the physician assistant is the assistant surgeon? I am not sure when to use AS or 80
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    AS applies to PA's.

    "The AS modifier must be on claim for assistant at surgery claims"

    Section 110


    And page 18

    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 02-05-2009 at 01:49 PM.

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    We use AS on all insurance claims except for BCBS and they tell us to use modifier 80.

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