Weekend Rounds

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November 25, 2014

Question:

I have just a quick question regarding weekend rounding. I share weekend call with another practice that I am not affiliated with. Sometimes, when rounding, I check on 5-10 of their patients, some of which are their post ops and some have not had surgery. Since I am not part of their practice, is this something I can bill for? If so, should I bill a consult or a follow-up visit?

Answer:

Good question. You should not charge for rounding on their postop patients and they shouldn’t charge for rounding on yours. You should treat the patients as if they were your own…and you would not bill for routine postop care on your own patients.