Our expert says:
I ran into this, too. After a basic operation, I gather that a routine number of follow-up visits or consultations are considered as non-billable and included in the operation fee. But with my 1st and 2nd op, the surgeon charged me for every one of the many follow-up visits ; after the 3rd op, the new surgeon did not. The rules probably make provision for complications, though, if these are unexpected and not due to negligence by the original surgeon, and may provide for some payment for visits necessitated by these.
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