A provider left our group. We have billed Locum Tenens for 60 days. If we use a different substitute physician every 60 days, can we continue to bill Locum Tenens under the exiting physician's National Provider Identifier (NPI)?

No, it is not appropriate to bill Locum Tenens 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, 1.62 MB) in Publication 100-04, Chapter 1, Section 30.2.11(C).

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