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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default co-surgeons

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    One of my docs did scope rotator cuff repair
    other doc did open biceps tenodesis
    same shoulder, same time, same anesthesia
    would I use the 62
    How would you bill this?

    thanks for any advice!

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    no they are not co surgeons in this instance. each one is performing his own distinct procedure so each one codes for what they document. To use a 62 modifier you have 2 surgeons performing distinct parts of the same surgical procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Apr 2007


    do you put a 59 on one of the procedures. both docs are under same tax id. you dont get denied with no mods?

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    sounds like one of the docs should be billed as an assist 80 or 82

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