Results 1 to 2 of 2

Assistant Surgeons

  1. Default Assistant Surgeons
    New Call-to-action
    Does anyone have any good references or knowledge of what kind of documentation is required in order to reimburse for an assistant surgeon? Are there any specific guidelines that need to be followed in order to get and AS paid?

  2. Default
    Medical Billing
    What type of documentation is needed to support an assistant surgeon's claim?

    Answer:
    After additional review, Palmetto GBA has modified guidance regarding documentation requirements for assistant at surgery or surgical assistant (billed with HCPCS modifier AS and CPT modifiers 80, 81 or 82).

    To bill for an assistant at surgery or surgical assistant, the surgeon is required to specify in the body of the operative report what the assistant actually does. It is not sufficient evidence of participation to list the assistantís name in the heading of the operative report. It is also a good idea to mention in the indications paragraph why there is a need for an assistant. Contractors that request the operative report in order to process the assistantís claim will deny claims if there is no accounting by the surgeon for what was performed by the assistant.

    Palmetto GBA - JM Part B

Similar Threads

  1. Assistant Surgeons
    By carrie.leeman@pehp.org in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-06-2018, 08:23 AM
  2. Co surgeons AND assistant surgeons.
    By rjohnson381 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-29-2010, 08:57 AM
  3. Assistant Surgeons
    By keindl in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-21-2007, 10:27 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?

Login

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.