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Co-Surgeons and PA Assist

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    Question Co-Surgeons and PA Assist
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    Hi,

    I have a unique situation.......

    A Physician (whom I work for) did a co-surgery with another physician and our PA also assisted.

    Can I bill out for the PA also with the AS modifier?

    Both physicians will be billing out with -62 modifiers:
    63047
    22830
    22852
    20937

    Can I bill these also with the AS since our PA actually assisted?

    Thanks a lot!

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERIC_MPB View Post
    Hi,

    I have a unique situation.......

    A Physician (whom I work for) did a co-surgery with another physician and our PA also assisted.

    Can I bill out for the PA also with the AS modifier?

    Both physicians will be billing out with -62 modifiers:
    63047
    22830
    22852
    20937

    Can I bill these also with the AS since our PA actually assisted?

    Thanks a lot!

    Eric
    Generally, only 1 "co/assist" is allowed. We come across this situation often, and unfortunately, the assit can only bill for charges that there was only 1 other physician on. So if your doctor and the other doctor are both billing all the charges you listed with mod 62, the assist would not be allowed any.
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
    Coding Coordinator
    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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