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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
No, it is not appropriate to bill Locum Tenens (now referred to as Payment Under Reciprocal Billing Arrangements) for longer than 60 days, even if a different substitute physician is providing the service. Group practices may bill for a temporary replacement under the exiting physician’s NPI for up to 60 days. This information is available on the CMS website (PDF, 1.63 MB) in Publication 100-04, Chapter 1, Section 30.2.10 and 11.
A physician or physical therapist called to active duty in the Armed Forces may bill for services furnished under a reciprocal billing arrangement for longer than the 60-day limit providing all other requirements are met.
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