Highmark is updating its locum tenens policy which allows a practitioner
to cover for another practitioner when they are absent for reasons of
illness, retirement, death, medical leave, vacation, military leave, or
continuing medical education.
Aug. 22, 2017, Highmark’s locum tenens service time frames may not exceed 60
consecutive days for Medicare Advantage or commercial networks. In the event
that the regular physician is absent for more than 60 days, the locum tenens
physician must be credentialed and enrolled as though he or she were joining
your practice as a new physician.
says that locum tenens already in process or those applications received prior
to Aug. 22, 2017, will receive the six months of network coverage for
commercial lines of business.
Access the Highmark
Blue Shield Office Manual online to get more details on the locum tenens
members with questions on this issue or other Practice Support concerns can
contact PAMED’s Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or KnowledgeCenter@pamedsoc.org.