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AORN Comments on Colorado First Assistant Payment Rule

Publish Date: July 22, 2013

AORN collaborated with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists to submit comments to the Colorado Clean Claims Task Force concerning draft payment rules for processing first assistant at surgery claims. As proposed, the draft payment rule was unclear on claims for first assistant at surgery services performed by registered nurse first assistants. AORN and NACNS comments seek confirmation that all RNFAs will be able to continue to directly bill for their services, and that the payment rule will not limit the circumstances in which assistant at surgery services may be performed by an RNFA.

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