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    Medical Coding Books
    I hope someone can help me very soon! I am being told by a doc that when you charge for an assist on a procedure, the assist is allowed, the surgeon's reimbursement is decreased because of it. I did not think that to be true and it is the first time I have heard this. Does anyone know?

    Thanks so much!


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    hickory coding chapter
    If you are referring to the Assistant Surgeon (AS or 80 modifier) then the assistant fee is reduced but not the surgeon. Assistant fee's range from 14-17% of the surgeon's allowed charge

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