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    Question Urodynamics perfomed by Med Asst

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    Does anyone in Urology know of Medical Assistants performing the urodynamics? I looked all the codes up ranging from 51728-51797 on the CMS website fee schedule and they all show physician supervision level of 09 which to my understanding means that only the physician can perform these tests. I am working at a Urology group practice and MA's are doing the urodynamics, it scares me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi Becky,
    I dont know if this answers your question, but i am a MA and I have assisted physician with procedures and i know of other friends who are MAs who do a lot of different procedures without direct supervision.

    I do know that MAs operate under the licensure of the physician; so technically, the physician would be ultimately liable.

    As far as your coding question goes, I have no idea how you would code this but i sure would like to know; because not only am i an MA, but i am studying to take my CPC examination soon and this is a very good question.

    Have you tried to ask the AAPC about what they think? Good luck!

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