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:
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.
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,...
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