Locum Tenens: How to do Short-Term Help the Right Way

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

Locum Terms Have Changed—Get Your Billing Up to Speed

Locum Tenens is Latin for “one holding a place,” but in your healthcare facility it really means someone who is fulfilling the duties of another. Locums provide a ready means to fill positions that are temporarily empty—perhaps because of sickness or leave. But the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has changed its verbiage when it comes to locums—now it’s defined as “fee for time compensation arrangements.” Are you prepared to properly bill for this small but important role?

Join coding expert Jill Young in this informative session as she teaches you everything you need to know about locum tenens—and who can bill as one.

After attending this webinar, you will know: how to use the Q6 modifier, who accepts it, whose definition of a locum tenens is right, how long you can bill for locums, who can be one, and what documentation you need to keep. Locums aren’t going away—stay current and be confident you are billing correctly so you get paid what you deserve.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover in this informative session:

  • Q6 modifier: What it means and who accepts it
  • Locum Tenens: different carriers have different definitions—which is right?
  • How long can you bill for locums
  • Who can bill as a locums
  • What documentation you must keep

Session Agenda

  • Locum tenens – definition
  • Carrier differences
  • Medicare claims processing manual – general billing requirements
  • Reciprocal billing
  • Emergency-related policies and procedures
  • Anthem
  • State Medicaid
  • WPS – Medicare
  • Overview of Medicare policies

Who Should Attend

  • Office managers
  • Office administrators
  • 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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