Check the operative note to determine if the PA has actually assisted in the entire service. I have found that there are times that an NPP often assists in only specific portions of a surgical procedure. The NPP will be billed as AS instead of -80. Unfortunately, I can not remember where I saw the documentation for billing for BOTH assistants, but it is out there somewhere. Hopefully, another coder will hop on htis thread and helpo both of us out.
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