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Billing Physician Assistants under supervisor as first assists

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    Can we separately bill for a Physician Assistant that is not enrolled with an insurance carrier- under the supervison of an MD- as a surgical first assist? If so would we still use the modifier indicating first assist?
    Last edited by adenyer; 11-01-2011 at 10:50 AM.

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    Can we separately bill for a Physician Assistant that is not enrolled with an insurance carrier- under the supervison of an MD- as a surgical first assist? If so would we still use the modifier indicating first assist?
    You would have to check with that insurance carrier to see if they will allow billing a PA surgical assist under a supervising physician. I think that will probably be a "no". If the PA is not contracted with the insurance I think they will take issue with paying for those services.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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