The Co-Surgeon and Team Surgeon Policy identifies which procedures are eligible for Co-Surgeon and Team Surgeon services as identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Physician Fee Schedule (NPFS). A Co-Surgeon is identified by appending modifier 62 to the surgical code. A Team Surgeon is identified by appending modifier 66 to the surgical code.
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Q: Why does UnitedHealthcare not allow reimbursement for non-physicians performing Co-Surgeon services?
A: CMS claims processing manual guidelines for co-surgery refers to surgical procedures involving two different surgeons, usually of different specialties.