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    I am researching co-surgeon vs assistant surgeon for my boss. I see there is a Coding Edge article in January, 2008 issue, but the PDF archives only go back to April, 2008. I think RebeccaWoodward faxed it to several coders, also mmelcamfound information in the General Surgery Coder's Pink Sheet of July, 2007. If anyone has these available and could/ would please send to me at my e-mail skeller@pshfay.com. Thank you. This forum has great contributors.

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    North Carolina


    Can I fax it?

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    Springfield, Missouri

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    I have my surgeon's note how the assistant helped etc. This should be documented...CMS guidelines state they should dictate more than "we" did the approach etc. Check CMS guidelines. Also, if you need to do an appeal- if there is a intra-op report, the time in and out should be noted for each person in the O.R. I use this to as proof of assistance. Hope this helps. I agree with everyone else though, assistant surgeon's do not have to dictate separate note and CMS should speak to this.

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    If anyone can fax or email me this article from the Coding Edge, I would really appreciate it. This discussion has just come up with our surgeons and I'd like to provide them something. Thanks!!

    Denise Eickbush
    F 316-858-1905
    email deickbush@kjsi.com

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    Cool article

    Rebecca, could you fax that article to me?
    Is there a way to get copies of past articles through the AAPC?

    Fax: 414-768-5423
    Janice Reynolds, RN, CPC, CPMA, CHCA
    manager-Coding/Auditing, Provider Education

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    Rebecca, could fax the article to me as well?
    Thanks so much!

    Fax: 606-325-0375
    Terri Blevins, CPC

  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by RebeccaWoodward* View Post
    Thanks Bill! Always happy to help. Good luck to you.
    Rebecca, can you fax me a copy of the January 2008 Coding Edge article
    fax 814 865-4054
    thanks, Becky

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    Thumbs up

    Sure thing...

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    Default assistant article

    I was wondering if anyone could fax the article that was published in the January 2008 on assistant surgeon to me at 855-440-6493 and 864-850-9848 or email to me at adk01a@gmail.com

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