The specialist office I work at is losing a doctor in less than two months. We have two doctors that see patients at our main office and the one provider who is staying also sees patients at our satellite office. Management is strongly considering hiring a part time, temporary doctor for one or two days a week at the satellite office just so the other provider can be available at the main office more. How long they plan on having the temporary doctor on payroll depends on how soon they hire a new doctor. Management wants to have patients see the temporary doctor without going through the credentialing process since she might not need to be there long. Their thought process is that the temp doctor would sign the exam note and then our full time doctor would go in and add an addendum with his signature saying that he has reviewed and approves of her exam note so that we can continue to bill under his NPI. I've tried looking up the rules on this, but this situation doesn't exactly fit any scenario I've read. Thanks for any advice!