Assistant Surgeon

When either a physician or NP/PA assists in surgery, should the lead provider have to document what the assistant surgeon performed?  I cannot find anything on any Medicare or CMS website that this is an actual requirement, except to list the assistant physician.  t/hank you.


  • Our physicians document what they did, otherwise if you have a denial from the insurance company you don't really have medical necessity support with just their name on the operative report.
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