Assistants at Surgery

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 22, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Procedures For Which Medicare & Other Payers Reimburse Assistant For Surgery Services.


As the employment and use of non physician practitioners becomes more common, many of these providers are assisting in surgery with the physician, however, many procedures are not considered complicated enough to require an assistant, and there are other specific rules regarding the use of an assistant at surgery whether a non physician provider or even a physician.  Many practices need to consider if the non physician practitioner will be feasible based on the reimbursement they can receive for assisting, or can they be utilized for other services that may be more profitable instead of assisting at surgery.  

The Physicians Relative Value File is one of the primary tools for whether or not CMS and many insurance carriers will reimburse for an assistant at surgery by CPT® code. Join Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC for this 60 minute audio conference and learn how to use this file to obtain assistant information.  Lynn will also decipher between what CMS and other references published to assist on when reimbursement can be expected for assistants at surgery.  Also participate in discussion on other issues that may affect whether or not an assistant is accepted.

Highlights Of The Session:

  • How to use the Physicians Relative File for assist at surgery information
  • Other resources available for reviewing whether assistants at surgery will be accepted
  • CMS Teaching hospital rules for assistants at surgery
  • Modifiers used for assistants at surgery
  • What is needed for documentation related to assistants at surgery
  • What kind of reimbursement should be expected in these cases
  • Other services that are payable in the global period

Who should attend Office Managers, Office administrators, billing and coding managers, coders, auditors, physicians. Non physician practitioners that act as assistants, PA, CNS, APN, NP, CST, AST.

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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