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    I was just wondering if it is appropriate for a PA to see a patient after the surgeon has done the surgery for the postop? I am not sure if there are any guidelines where the surgeon must do the first postop or not.

    Thank you


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    Our PAs routinely do post op follow up visits. I don't believe this would be a problem.


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    You don't charge those though, do you?

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