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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

When Your Physician Leaves Town, Know These Reciprocity Rules

Hint: Locum tenens and reciprocal billing are not the same. Whether the eye care physician goes away on vacation or leaves for extended medical reasons, you may need a new physician to fill in for her. Do you use a locum tenens agreement? Or do you use reciprocal billing, which allows visits to be “provided by a substitute physician or physical therapist on [...]