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Primary surgeon modifier?

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    Having a brain lapse. Surgeon does total abdominal hysterectomy and cystourethroscopy due to very large fibroid uterus. Pt also has hernia repair by assistant surgeon. I know the assist uses 80 modifier but do I need to put a modifier on the primary surgeon's procedures and, if so, which modifier? THANKS.

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    no modifier needed only if they are co surgeons you would add 62 to both physicians
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Thanks for the quick reply, Jenifer!

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    your welcome!
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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