Letisha - I'm not sure I understand the scenario ...
Dr Surgeon performs surgery. During post-op period Dr Surgeon ask Dr B to see the patient for a complication.
If this is correct and Dr B is not in Dr Surgeon's same practice, or is of a different specialty, then Dr B may have a consultation, or he may have an office visit (new or established).
Dr Surgeon performs surgery. During post-op period Dr Surgeon has to be out of office and asks Dr B to "cover for him." Dr B sees Dr Surgeon's patient during Dr Surgeon's absence.
No charge for Dr B, because he is, in effect, acting as Dr Surgeon. Dr B will be paid based on whatever arrangement he has with Dr Surgeon to act as locum tenens.
Hope that helps
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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