If you’re running a busy practice, chances are that there wasn’t much time to waste. In fact, in our experience, we’ve seen that the average time between hiring a physician and his first day on the job is usually 1 month or less – usually, just enough time to take a few weeks’ vacation before starting a new job, or relocating from out of state.
“Can’t I just bill my new provider’s services under another member in the practice until his credentialing is complete?”
The simple answer to this question is ‘no’. There are many reasons billing and auditing specialists can give you that will help explain why this is never a good idea. The misuse of locum providers is being identified by payors on a rapidly increasing rate.
Don’t keep spinning your wheels and getting nowhere. Hire a credentialing specialist and maximize your reimbursement potential!