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assistant surgeons

Trish Posted Wed 16th of May, 2012 19:31:45 PM

I am billing for a neurosurgeon who also uses a physician assistant as an assistant surgeon. Blue Cross and Medicaid do not credential phy assistants and tell you to bill under the physicians numbers. However , if I am billing for the surgeon and need to also bill the pa for being an assistant surgeon how can I bill them using the guidelines from BC using the same physicians numbers for each of them? How will they know one claim is for the pa/assistant surgeon and the other for the surgeon?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 16th of May, 2012 20:24:07 PM

The AS modifier is used for assistants-at-surgery that are non-physician practitioners, such as Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners or Clinical Nurse Specialists. Please follow the link for BCBS Florida. I hope this will help you.

http://www.bcbsfl.com/DocumentLibrary/Providers/Content/B_BillingReq.pdf

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