I live in a small community where we have 2 orthopedic groups. Each take their turn with being on call. They round on each other's patients, and will do the initial admits during the weekend. My question is, can our providers bill a hospital E/M code if they round on a pt who has had surgery by the other group, since follow up is included in the global package? The patient will follow up with the performing provider after d/c, to receive their post surgical care. Our providers may follow those patients for several days, and some have very extensive injuries.