Results 1 to 3 of 3

RNFA in orthopedics

  1. Default RNFA in orthopedics
    Medical Coding Books
    Is there a way that the registered nurse first assistant can be reimbursed when assisting in surgeries? Would you just use a modifier 80 for the RNFA like you do for a physician assistant? Is there certain rules that apply to the different insurances?

    Please advise!


  2. #2
    New Port Richey, FL
    Default Assistant Surgeon Modifier
    In Florida;

    Modifier AS is used.
    If the RN or PA is not credentialed with Medicare, they will not get paid by Medicare.

    Modifier AS also used for commercial insurance companies and Medicare replacement policies.

    Modifier 80 is used for RN or PA who assisted during surgery with Florida Medicaid allowed procedures. See Medicaid website for allowed procedures.

    Hope this helps you!

  3. #3
    Long Beach, CA
    In my experience some carriers will pay for a RNFA others won't. Its hit and miss. If an assistant isn't allowed for the procedure the carrier won't pay for any type of assistant, be it RNFA, NP or MD. Most carriers won't credential a RNFA as well.

    Denise Paige, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Rnfa???
    By maryawinfield04 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM
  2. Modifier for RNFA
    By Rosemary Hanley in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-18-2013, 12:17 AM
  3. Modifer for a RNFA
    By Lisa2009 in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-25-2010, 11:59 AM
  4. Billing for RNFA - Does anyone know if an RNFA can
    By belmontg in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-19-2009, 06:33 PM
  5. RNFA-payment?
    By cvzzz in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 11:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.