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Master Locum Tenens Rules to Prevent Delayed or Denied Payments

Product Code: YMPDA071317D

Quick Overview

Practices hire substitute doctors for leaves of absence, vacations, and illnesses, and wade through complicated locum tenens rules to bill for their services. Misunderstanding the rules will lead to delayed payments or claims denials and negatively impact the practice’s bottom line, particularly if the practice isn’t current on CMS rules and regulations.

Price: $199.00

Master Locum Tenens Rules to Prevent Delayed or Denied Payments

Master Locum Tenens Rules to Prevent Delayed or Denied Payments

Recorded • Thursday, July 13, 2017

Free On Demand access included!

Presented by:
Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS

Level of Program:
Intermediate

Practices hire substitute doctors for leaves of absence, vacations, and illnesses, and wade through complicated locum tenens rules to bill for their services. Misunderstanding the rules will lead to delayed payments or claims denials and negatively impact the practice’s bottom line, particularly if the practice isn’t current on CMS rules and regulations.

Join expert speaker Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, as she takes you through how to avoid delayed payments or denials by billing locum tenens properly, dodging common errors, and properly clearing claims related to locum tenens work. She will then provide tips to educate staff on the complicated locum tenens rules. Finally, she will demonstrate how to fix denied claims to ensure proper reimbursement.

At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to:

  • Avoid delayed payments or denials by learning to bill locum tenens properly and dodge common errors
  • Properly clear claims on work by locum tenens providers
  • Educate staff to comply with complicated locum tenens rules
  • Ensure proper reimbursement by fixing denied claims

Agenda

  • What is locum tenens (LT)?
  • Under what circumstances can LT be used for your providers?
  • What qualifies the LT provider?
  • How is the LT provider’s work documented and billed?
  • What LT rules may vary from payer to payer?
  • What should be on LT charges and claims?
  • Common reasons for trouble with LT claims and how to correct them

Who Should Listen?

  • Healthcare workers directly involved with provider billing
  • Practice managers
  • Owners
  • Owner/managers
  • Accounts payable
  • Personnel/HR

Your Expert Presenter

Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCSJennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, has been the CEO and chief solutions strategist of the Searfoss Consulting Group, LLC, since its founding in 2011, focusing on revenue cycle management and strategic planning in the post–health reform world. Searfoss was the vice president of external provider relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. Before going behind the iron curtain, she served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, D.C.–based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association. Searfoss has had the pleasure of teaching at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she taught healthcare law, international diplomacy, and women & politics; she has also taught healthcare policy at George Washington University. She serves as a clinical advisor for Informatics in Context. Searfoss is a previous board member of the Maryland Medical Group Management Association. She has been a member in good standing of the Maryland bar since 2005