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ASC billing for Locums Tenens

Angela Posted Mon 16th of November, 2015 12:42:53 PM

Does an ambulatory surgery center need to put any modifiers on procedures performed by a locums tenens physician? I don't think we use the Q6 modifier - that seems to be just for physician billing.

Angela Posted Mon 16th of November, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Also, should the locums tenens NPI go on the charge line (block 24J on CMS 1500)? And the billing provider in Box 33? The patients are mostly Medicare.
Thanks again for any help.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of November, 2015 06:38:39 AM


I have researched locum tenens billing in outpatient facility setting and you would not put the Q6 modifier on any facility charge (ASC, Hosp outpatient).

We will use absent physician NPI number on charge line (block 24J on CMS 1500) and billing provider in box 33.

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