Locum tenens

LaSandra

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Good Afternoon

I am needing so help with Locums Tenens, we have physicians that wanting to hire a locum tenens physicians to perform Vascular office-based procedures for our dialysis patient. The physician will be out of the office for a few days but once he returns he is wanting the locum physician to continue to perform the procedures and he will be seeing patients in the office and in the hospital. Are we able to bill for the procedures with a Q6 modifier and bill the physician's office visit and hospital visit all at the same time under the physician?
 

csperoni

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I believe once your physician returns, you may not bill the additional physician as Locum Tenens. One of the requirements is that the physician must be unavailable. A Locum Tenens is a substitute physician, not an additional physician.
You must credential the new physician if the locum will be seeing patients when the physician returns.
 
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