Without seeing both operative notes it's hard to give you an accurate response.
However, it appears to me that this would be a co-surgery, using the same code(s) for both surgeons with a -62 modifier on each. You MUST coordinate this with the general surgeon because both have to use the same CPT codes and modifiers!
A similar situation is anterior spinal fusion, where a general surgeon opens the approach, and closes, while the orthopaedic or neuro-surgeon performs the arthrodesis.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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