mulitple procedure discount for assistant

Can someone confirm for me the payment methodology for an assistant surgeon with multiple procedures?

I understand it to be 16% of Medicare allow for primary procedure and then 8% for all other procedures.

My logic is:
Primary surgeon is paid 100% and 50% for procedures 2-5.
Assistant surgeon is paid 16% for primary procedures so 8% for the others.

I may be showing my age, but didn't it used to be 100%, 50% then 25% for all subsequent?





Natalie B Cohen MBA, MHA
LAMMICO
Practice Management Specialist
ncohen@lammico.com
(504) 841-2727 Phone
(504) 841-5312 Fax
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 700
Metairie, LA 70001
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