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    Default Surgical assistance with moving patient

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    I am very new to coding and loving it so far. Thanks for the great resources. We have several surgeries where assistance was req'd in turning the patient. That's all this person did during the surgery and was not a physician. How would this be coded?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I haven't had a surgeon to bill for this. Our NPP's typically aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, etc. I just can't imagine a carrier paying for this type of service. Anyone else?

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default I agree w/ Rebecca

    I agree. Surgical assist is coded for assisting with the surgery itself, not just with positioning patient.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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