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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Terminology Check:
What Is a Locum Tenens Provider?

Know that Medicare approves of their use. "Locum tenens" is a Latin phrase meaning "to hold the place of, to substitute for." In a medical setting, a locum tenens physician fills a short-term staffing need while the practice's regular physician is gone for a time, or when the practice needs additional help during a peak season. The amount of time [...]


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