Results 1 to 2 of 2

Assistant Surgeon Coding & Billing

  1. #1
    Louisville Student
    Default Assistant Surgeon Coding & Billing
    Medical Coding Books
    We have billed 49650 with modifier 50 for a PA assist at surgery. Does anyone know how this should be reimbursed? I've been told they only pay for one code not bilateral, is this correct?

  2. Default
    When our surgeon does the bilateral hernia repair,, we bill on one line, depending on the insurance, and append the 50 modifier and double the fee.
    With the assistant surgeon charge, we append the 50 as well as the AS modifier or 80 depending on the carrrier and put the price at 16% x 85% of surgeon fee.
    It is my experience that most carriers pay the assistants charges for the bilateral procedures, just at the lower rate.
    Hope this helps

Similar Threads

  1. Billing for Assistant Surgeon
    By elohrenz in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-28-2012, 12:11 PM
  2. Billing for assistant surgeon
    By kjstearns in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-03-2011, 02:17 PM
  3. Surgeon & Assistant surgeon Modifiers????
    By keke74 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 03:00 PM
  4. Primary & Assistant Surgeon
    By CoderChick24 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-29-2010, 02:33 PM
  5. Billing for Assistant Surgeon
    By sjmccarl52 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-21-2008, 11:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.