tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 1

Bust Locum Tenens Myths To Stay On Track

Hint: Never leave out modifier Q6 when you report a locum’s services. Imagine this scenario: One of the physicians you work for, Dr. Johnson, a family practice physician, is diagnosed with breast cancer. She decides to take six weeks off while she goes through her first round of chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Johnson chooses to bring in a locum tenens (LT) physician, Dr. Overman, to cover for her during her absence. How would you handle this situation? If you want to make the most of your LT claims, read on for some expert input. Know the ABCs of LT...

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