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    Question modifier 80 - Can someone direct me

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    Can someone direct me of where to find info on what codes I can use modifier 80?

    Last edited by ank3t; 10-05-2016 at 03:51 AM.

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    Go to the Noridian website enter in 2008 fee schedule, pick your state and locate MPFS indicator list. This will give you clues on what Medicare wants for modifiers etc. You'll also need the print out the summary sheet to help with how to read the fee schedule report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper1 View Post
    Can someone direct me of where to find info on what codes I can use modifier 80?

    Modifiers -80 designate assistant surgeon services-
    The assistant surgeon classifications assume that the assistant surgeon is board-certified or otherwise highly qualified as a skilled surgeon-

    A physician assistant, employed by a physician, must use the physician’s provider number and must bill on the same claim form as the physician/surgeon. Payment is 20% of the maximum allowance-

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PFSlookup/ .

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