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    How can you bill for a volunteer doctor when he is not being paid for his services? Isn't that fraud if you bill for his services? I work for an FQHC in WA.

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    Not sure if this helps, but if he's working as a locum you could use modifier Q6.

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    Default Volunteer doctor

    I used to bill for an RHC but I don't think I understand the situation.

    Q6 is used for locum tenems (sp?) but they are not "volunteer".

    If the doctor is volunteering his time....then why would it be billed? Is he giving his time to the patients or to the clinic?

    Can you explain more?

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