My thinking on this is no. The locum tenens arrangement is to cover times when the regular physician would normally be there but is not due to vacation, illness, pregnancy, etc...Below is the link to cms web site
If the physician is not scheduled to be in the office because they only work 4 days a week but the office wants to provide coverage that would just be supplementing services and that is not the intention of locum tenens policy as I understand it.
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