Locum tenens is Latin for "one holding a place". Most often, a locum refers to a person who fulfills the duties of another person temporarily. Locums provide organizations with an opportunity to fill up temporary vacant positions or when long-term funding is not available for a particular position.
Knowing what CMS and Medicare's rules are about the use and documentation for locums is as important as knowing what your commercial carrier policies and procedures are. The phrase locum tenens is both a noun and an adjective—understanding the difference is must for compliance.
This session by expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, will discuss how and where to find the current CMS/Medicare rules for locums and provide tips to resolve conflicting information. You also learn how to research policy for commercial carriers and understand the billing nuances for locums.
Who Should Attend
Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...
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