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    My physician just asked if you can bill an asst surgeon for a tubal that was done at the time of a c-section. This is a commercial insurance company.

    Please let me know if any one has ever done this before?

    Also, who is even getting paid for a tubal at the same time as a c-section?

    Thanks,
    Rhonda Green, CPC
    Rhonda Green, CPC

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    CPT 58611 is an add-on code for a tubal w/ c-section, per ACOG is "almost always requires an assistant surgeon"...I bill these often, wit -80, and get paid.

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    We get apid as well on 58611-82 most carriers

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    Per Ingenix's OB/GYN coding companion an assist is allowed for 58611 without providing documentation to justify the assist.
    I bill this alot and never have a problem getting paid.

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    THANKS!!!! to everyone and their input
    Rhonda Green, CPC

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