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    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone know where I can find a list that is CPT code specific for the AS modifer? Medicare is denying CPT codes 58263, 57260 and 57288 stating that AS modifier is not allowed with this code.

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    North Carolina

    Under "Type of information" click payment indicators
    enter CPT code
    On drop down "all modifiers"
    Assist Surgery column indicates payment status

    0-documentation required to support medical necessity
    1-Assist may not be paid
    2-Assist can be paid
    9-concept does not apply

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    Thanks for the info. Do you know if there is a list more specific as to the type of provider that is the assistant surgeon? In our case, the AS is a physician assistant.

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    North Carolina
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 04-29-2009 at 02:36 PM.

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