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Locum Tenens-someone please help

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    Question Locum Tenens-someone please help
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    Can someone please help with billing of locum tenens. With the billing, do you bill under the absent physcians NPI#, and do you use a modifier.

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    We use QW modifier for medicare and I think we bill with the physician's NPI.
    Correct me if I am wrong.

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    You bill just as if your doctor was there and use the modifier Q6.

    Laura, CPC

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    Default Locum tenens
    Could you define the Q6 modifier?

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    Q6 Locum tenens MD service

    QW CLIA waived test

    Laura, CPC

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    Default Locum tenens
    Could you define the Q6 modifier?

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    Yes, you bill under the absent provider's name with the Q6 modifier. Also note that CMS only recognizes PHYSICIAN locum providers.

    Julie, CPC

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    Below is the Q6 definition per WPS Medicare.
    Q6 -Service furnished by a locum tenens physician

    Julie, CPC

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