I am billing for a general surgeon that recently left his partner and is out on his own and trying to build up name/reputation in community. So... He has a patient that is post op, needs stitches/staples taken out but has transportation and financial issues. Doc has agreed to go to patient home for post op care and removal of staples. Is there anything he can bill for this for commercial or Medicare to compensate for his travel/time? Is he going to eat his travel time/expense for the sake of doing this "favor" for post-op care?

What if the patient is in a nursing home? I assume it makes no difference really.

Thanks for any guidance,

Hunter Smith, CPC