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Assistant Surgeon Allowed

  1. #1
    Post Assistant Surgeon Allowed
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone know if there is a medicare fee schedule that shows if an assistant surgeon is payable or not?

  2. #2
    North Carolina

    select your range of codes

    select payment policy indicators


    enter CPT code and select all modifiers on your drop key

    4th column over

    0-allowed with supporting documentation
    1-no assist allowed
    2-assistant allowed
    9-concept does not apply
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 09-24-2008 at 09:42 AM.
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  3. #3
    Default Medicare Fee Schedule
    To determine if an assistant is payable, look up the CPT on the MPFS.

    There is an assistant payable column with indicator 0, 1, or 2.

    0 Assistant surgeon may be paid with
    documentation. Use 80 modifier.

    1 Assistant surgeon cannot be paid.

    2 Assistant surgeon can be paid. Use 80

    9 Assistant surgeon concept does not apply.
    Belinda S. Frisch, CPC, CEMC
    Author of "Correct Coding for Medicare, Compliance, and Reimbursement"

  4. #4
    Default Funny
    ... we must have been doing that at the same time.
    Belinda S. Frisch, CPC, CEMC
    Author of "Correct Coding for Medicare, Compliance, and Reimbursement"

  5. #5
    Thanks Alot.

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