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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Surgical Assists:

PA Assisting at Surgery? Check These Tips to Bill Properly

Differentiate modifiers AS and 80 for billing success. When PAs serve as first assistants during difficult surgeries, coding the assist shouldn’t be as tough as coding the procedure itself. The following four expert-tested steps can help your practice nail down your PA’s reimbursement every time he assists your surgeon. Step 1: Check the Fee Schedule Each year, as part of [...]