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Loni Posted 2 Year(s) ago

Would a locum tenens/reciprocal billing situation be applicable for the supervision of chemotherapy? Specifically, 3 physicians, 3 locations. Only two of the physicians travel to the satellites while one remains on campus.

If physician A is on the main campus and physician B is offsite at satellite 1, if Physician C wants to take a day off each week, can a locum tenens or reciprocal billing arrangement be in place for the supervision of chemotherapy at satellite 2?

Can this arrangement be applied to chemo supervision?

SuperCoder Posted 2 Year(s) ago

Thanks for the Query

As per Locum Tenens billing,you can bill under Dr. A who is present at the campus in the absence of Dr. C with modifier Q6 or Q5. Billing will need a locum contract for this type of charges and also will have to check with each payer for the billing of same.

Loni Posted 2 Year(s) ago

Sorry, let me clarify. "Dr A" would be 60 miles away on the main campus and chemo needs direct supervision...none of the physicians in the practice would be physically present, so the question is if a locum tenens provider could be utilized to supervise chemo and particularly since this is in reference to a weekly day off, not a vacation, illness, etc on a temporary basis.

SuperCoder Posted 2 Year(s) ago

Hi,

Yes locum tenens provider could be utilized to supervise chemo.

Posted by Loni, 2 Year(s). There are 4 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

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