General practice 00198 - Surgical assist time after 3 hrs - per 15 mins

General Info

Billing Amount: $27.80 per 15 minutes

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Notes:

In those rare situations where an assistant is required for minor surgery a detailed explanation of need must accompany the account to the Plan.

Where an assistant at surgery assists at two operations in different areas performed by the same or different surgeon(s) under one anesthesic, s/he may charge a separate assistant fee for each operation, except for bilateral procedures, procedures within the same body cavity or procedures on the same limb.

Visit fees are not payable with surgical assistance listings on the same day, unless each service is performed at a distinct/separate time. In these instances, each claim must state time service was rendered.