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    Can somebody explain what the AQ modifier is used for and is it for specfic payers only.
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    Hi, can someone, please let me to know if I should bill for an assistant surgeon for procedure code 58670 Laparoscopy tubal ligation?
    Where I can refer myself for future reference about this matter?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    According to CMS, no.

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/pfslookup/02_PFSsearch.asp

    Enter the CPT code or range of codes
    Click on Payment Policy Indicators
    Next
    Next again
    Enter your CPT code and select "all modifiers" on your drop key
    Submit

    Assistant Surgery has a 1-no assistant allowed for 58670

    0-Documentation must support medical necessity
    2-Assistant surgery may be paid

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    Rebecca, I have the current copy of the MPFS on my desktop so I can check this kind of information if I need it but this is slick! Thanks for the info. I love a good shortcut!
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    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10-CM Trainer

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    Thank you~

    Glad I could help.

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