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Co- Surgeon

Darshna Posted Thu 09th of February, 2017 11:16:04 AM
need to know if certain CPT codes will reimburse for cosurgeons. pay out for cosurgeon 27766 27792 27814 27823 27829 27848 27620 pay out for cosurgeon
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of February, 2017 09:15:30 AM

Hi,

When 2 surgeons work together as primary surgeons performing distinct part of a procedure, each surgeon should report his/her distinct operative work by adding modifier 62 to the procedure code and any associated add-on code for that procedure as long as both surgeons continue to work together as primary surgeons. Each surgeon should report the co-surgery once using the same procedure code. If additional procedure (including add-on procedure are performed during the same surgical session, separate code may also be reported with modifier 62 added.

Note: If a co-surgeon acts as an assistant in the performance of additional procedure, other than those reported with the modifier 62, during the same surgical session, those services may be reported using separate procedure codes with modifier 80 or modifier 82 added, as appropriate.

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