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question - is there a guideline, or even an ethical % of time a first assist must be scrubbed? I've caught wind of some PA's at some places scrubbing for just the timeout, and then coming back to close, and billing for a first assist. while this is isn't on my list of things to aspire to - is it ethical to scrub out during a longer case, to prep the next patient in holding, and then come back to finish up, yet still bill for first asssit? Was doing some digging, and didn't see anything. 

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