Midlevel's (NPs & PAs) hire as a Locum Tenens

midnight1995

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The question is coming regarding Locum Tenens
1.) Can NPs & PAs be hired (per-Diem) as a Locum Tenens for a MD, DO or Physician Therapist?
I have review and read all CMS guidelines and it does not state Locum Tenens have to be a MD, DO or Physical Therapist.

Any help is greatly accepted and Thanks again.
 

thomas7331

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All of the guidance on locum tenens that I have seen always refers to the providers as 'physicians' and has never included NPPs. It's been my understand that the regulation does not allow for non-physicians to act in this capacity, and I believe it would be outside the scope of practice of a NP or PA to act in the role of a type of provider for which they are not credentialed.
 
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