May 9, 2019
The plastic surgeon I work with has a question regarding billing. Some of the hospitals in the area have a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant on staff that see the plastic surgery consults for us. My plastic surgeon will also see the consult patient. The mid-level writes the note but my doctor goes in afterwards and attests to the note and signs off. Is he still able to bill for the consult?
No, the plastic surgeon may not bill for what the hospital-employed PA/NP does and documents. Rather, the plastic
surgeon will bill for the service that s/he personally performs and documents.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 5/9/19.