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    I am searching for the time period allowed by Medicare (IE: 3 months, 6 weeks, etc.) for billing for Locum services. I understand the modifier usage but want to be sure that we are compliant as far as time goes.
    Thanks for any and all information!

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    Check in the claims processing manual. I remeber seeing a statemtn about it- I beleive it's 60 days.

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    The substitute physician does not provide the visit services to Medicare patients over a continuous period of longer than 60 days.

    https://www.cms.gov/manuals/downloads/clm104c01.pdf

    30.2.11

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    Default Unless your provided is called to active duty overseas
    The 60 day limitation is waived in this situation, as far as I know there is no time limit when your provided is active duty and deployed.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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