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Are Cali DPMs compensated to assist in non-pod surgery?

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by GymMan, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. GymMan


    Aug 8, 2008
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    I tried to look it up but saw that in many cases, no they aren't compensated. The MD asking the DPM to assist him may pay him but I'm not sure they are covered by any insurance apart from the MD's himself, who then "passes the buck out of the
    MD's own pocket" to his "friend the DPM" that assisted him in surgery.

    Every other member of an ortho surg team gets compensated, from what I saw/see. Since Cali was 1st to allow this 1st assist rule in ortho surgeries, I don't have alot of states to compare to.

    Anyone know for sure?
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  2. cool_vkb

    cool_vkb Member
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    Jun 24, 2006
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    First its not just ortho surgeries. pods can assist in any surgery (neuro,cardio,etc).

    Pods can charge 10-13% of the Surgeon's fee as first assist. Apart from cali. i think NJ and some other states allow Pods to assist during any type of surgery.

    Search in archives. i have posted info about this a year back. good luck!

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