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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Boone, NC

    Default assistant surgeon

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    In Medicare Fee Schedule database the indicators in the assistant surgeon column are 0,1 and 2. I want to be sure I understand what each means.
    Is this correct?

    0= asst surg never paid
    1= sometimes allowed
    2= usually allowed


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007

    Default Modifier 80

    Assistant surgery

    0 Assistant surgeon may be paid with documentation.
    1 Assistant surgeon cannot be paid.
    2 Assistant surgeon can be paid.

    With the 0 and 2 indicator use the -80 Modifier

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    Susan Ward, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
    AAPC ICD-10 Expert Trainer

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  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Boone, NC


    Thanks Susan!

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