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if a patient saw a physician assistant for the first time and was a new patient, and she refers them to one of our orthopedic doctors can he bill for a new patient or is is an established?
 

Chelle-Lynn

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If the PA and the physician work in the same office then no. The patient is only considered a "new" patient on the first visit. All subsequent visits would be considered established.
 
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