Don’t let the confusing world of billing for locum tenens services prevent your clinic from utilizing the coverage you need, All Medical Personnel’s consultants have extensive experience with explaining the billing rules for locum assignments.
Below are a few brief overviews to help you through the process. Contact us for further details on billing locum tenens through Medicare and Medicaid.
Absent Billing: You may bill Medicare under your regular physician’s NPI as long as the regular physician is not available, the locums is being compensated on a per-diem or fee-for time basis and the leave does not last longer than 60 days. The regular physician can return to work for any period of time to allow a locums physician to return for a new 60 day period. *
Vacant Billing: Medicare allows billing under the departed physicians NPI number by utilizing the Q6 modifier for a period of no more than 60 days. *
Growth Position Billing: If it is a completely new position, you will need to enroll the locums physician with all payers. All Medical Locum Tenens can assist with the necessary paperwork. *
* Billing explanation is meant as an interpretation of the Medicare and Medicaid rules at the time this was published. Always check with your billing company for state specific requirements. It is not being presented as actual legal or financial advice or consulting. Call All Medical Locums today at 1.877.267.5628 and we’ll get you going in the right direction.