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Thread: MODIFIER AS vs 80

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    Default MODIFIER AS vs 80

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    If a provider uses AS modifier with a CPT code rather than the HCPCS code is that appropriate? Does the Modifier on the CPT book and the HCPCS book can be used both ways?


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    Modifier 80 is for physician's assisting on surgical cases and Modifier AS if for PA's,NP's, etc assisting - that's my take on it

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Mod -80 is for physician assistants; mod -AS is for NPP assistants. It doent'n matter if the procedure is coded with a CPT or HCPCS code.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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