How to Improve Your Hospital´s Locum Tenens Billing in 2019

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Master the Nuances of Locum Tenens Billing

Locum tenens physicians play a crucial role in the U.S. healthcare system, and hospitals use them frequently in different scenarios to temporarily fill in for someone else. But many hospitals are missing out on revenue due to noncompliances—such as those related to billing—especially after Medicare made changes to the locum tenens billing concepts.

Join healthcare compliance expert Jill Young in this audio conference to master the nuances of the locum tenens billing concepts, and learn how they may affect you in different situations. Young will decode the language and policy of Medicare regarding locums, and share tips on how to research and what to have as a backup policy if you can’t find information. She will explain who can be a locums provider, show you how to bill properly using the right documentation, and apprise you of key factors such as length of time restrictions and other seemingly small (but important) policy areas.

After attending this session, you will walk away with the dos & don'ts of engaging locum tenens. You will kno/w the restrictions on the concept of locum tenens as a billing model, which will help you in avoiding roadblocks in reimbursements for services provided by locum tenens. Also, each insurance has the possibility to allow locum tenens physicians to bill differently—after attending this audio conference, you will know how to research this information so that you can engage more productively with them.

Session Highlights

This how-to session will cover:

  • Who can be a locums provider, and what are the regulations and documentation requirements for it?
  • How do you bill for a locums provider, and what documentation does the billing department need to keep?
  • What are the details on length of time restrictions (and other seemingly small but hugely important policy areas)?
  • Each insurance has the possibility to allow locums physicians to bill differently. How can you research this information?
  • Why is locum tenens used as both a noun and an adjective?

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, coders, billers, office managers, and office administrators.

Following the live presentation, the instructor will conduct a Q&A period during which you may ask questions and solicit solutions for your unique situation.

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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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