Hello all you OR nurses out there! I'm hoping maybe some of you would have some info on this, or know where I could search. I am a Nurse Practitioner, and am looking into doing some PRN first assistant work for a physician. NP's can be billed to Medicare and most major insurance companies as a first assistant. Do any of you happen to have any personal experience with how this is billed, and what rates (generally, of course) insurance companies will reimburse for first assistants? I've been told that Medicare reimburses at 30% of what the surgeon's fees are. Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!