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Assistable Coding

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    I have a physician that is performing a abdominal wall hernia repair. Another physician within the practice is going to assist him in this procedure. Is this billable?

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    This is billable but ONLY on these conditions....
    First the main surgeon has to explain in his documentation that a qualified resident was not available. Then he has to be explicit about what the assistant actually performed. Then you can code the assistant's service with an 80,81 or 82, whichever applies.

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