An Assistant-at-Surgery actively assists the Physician performing a surgical procedure. The Assistant-at-Surgery services which are reimbursable services are set forth on UnitedHealthcare's Assistant-at-Surgery Eligible List.
Reimbursement for Assistant-at-Surgery services, when reported by the Same Individual Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional, is based on whether the Assistant-at-Surgery is a Physician (designated by modifiers 80, 81 or 82) or another Qualified Health Care Professional (designated by modifier AS) acting as the surgical assistant. The services of only one Assistant-at-Surgery are reimbursable for each procedure on the Assistant-at-Surgery Eligible List. No exceptions to this policy are made for teaching hospitals or hospital bylaws.
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