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PA assisting with surgery

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    I am hopeful what I want is somewhere in writing but I have not been able to locate it as yet this morning. Does anyone have the documentation guidelines/requirements for billing a PA assisting in surgery?

    Thanks in advance

    Laura, CPC

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    last months edgeblast states you should bill with modifier -AS

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    Not sure what your looking for but here's a guide to start off with. Look at page 18. It also provides the link to determine whether or not a procedure warrants the assistant of a PA.

    http://www.medicarenhic.com/provider...ry%20Guide.pdf

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    I am looking for guidelines on what has to be documented in the op note to support billing for the assist.

    Thanks

    Laura, CPC

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    Ahhh...gotcha.

    Great article in the Coding Edge January 2008...page 38. We follow these recommendations and have had little/no grief from the carriers when they request our op notes.

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    Thank you very much! That is exactly what I needed. I like the incident to article after it as well.

    Again thanks

    Laura, CPC


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