Author Topic: Billing as on call dr  (Read 1108 times)

wildcat1842

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Billing as on call dr
« on: October 27, 2009, 01:48:59 PM »
Hi! My dr and a couple other dr's have a rotation for being on call on weekends. We are not sure what to do if he see's another dr's post-op patient. I know we can bill it if the diagnosis is different from the surgery diagnosis, but what if it's not? If it is just a problem realted to the surgery, can my dr bill for it? We are pretty sure you can't, but wanted to get some other feedback. Thanks!

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Re: Billing as on call dr
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 08:30:48 PM »
If the patient is being seen solely for the same diagnosis as the procedure, you cannot bill for the visit.  As you stated, if there is a different diagnosis then you can bill the visit.

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wildcat1842

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Re: Billing as on call dr
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 11:04:04 AM »
Thank you!