Anesthesia Coding Alert

Terminology Check: What Is a Locum Tenens Provider?

- Published on Tue, Feb 20, 2018
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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