Locum Tenens Billing – A Physicians-Only Option

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Get the Lowdown on Medicare and Carriers’ Rules for Locum Tenens Billing!


In today’s mobile society, having a “Locum” or stand in provider has become more commonplace. Whether taking a vacation or need time off for an illness or family emergency, the concept of a stand in provider has significant implications. The nuances of billing and documentation are a must to know before you start. Just be sure to research your carriers for their policies. Medicare specifically states that Locum Tenens billing is for Physicians and physicians only. Non Physician Practitioners (NP & PA) are specifically excluded – what does this mean for your practice?   

Join expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC in this session, where she will shed light on the most up to date information from Medicare and carriers on Locum Tenens. Learn about the rules, and for how long a Locum can stand in his/her role. Plus, learn what goes where on a claim form when billing Locums.

Session highlights:

  • Insights on the exact rules from Medìcare on Locum Tenens billing
  • How long a locum can stand in his/her role?
  • What goes where on a claim form when billing Locums
  • Documentation requirements
  • Other behind the scenes information
  • Learn who is eligible to bill Locum Tenens today
  • Are there any other billing options for substitute providers?

Jill will discuss in detail:

  • General billing requirements under Medicare Claims Processing Manual
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Services
  • Emergency Related Policies and Procedures
  • Questions and Answers for:
    • Medlearn: MM5985
    • WPS- Medicare
    • Transmittal 12.08
    • Palmetto GBA
    • NGS – Jurisdiction K
    • WPS – Jurisdiction 8
    • BCBS Alabama
    • Anthem
    • BCBS Texas
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • State Medicaid
  • Locum Tenens job descriptions and benefits
  • Overview of Medicare’s Policies

Who should attend

Practice Administrators, Business Managers, Office Managers, Coders & Billers

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

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...   More Info
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