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Kansas Locum Tenens (KLT) connects providers with rural and underserved health care employers that need temporary primary care medical coverage. This service provides a great opportunity for providers to:
KLT Eligible Providers
Resident physicians, fellows, and faculty from all campuses at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KU) are eligible to provide Primary Care (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and medicine-pediatrics) coverage throught the KLT program. Residents/Fellows can be in any KU program but will be providing primary care coverage only. Other specialty coverage opportunities may be available. Contact our office for details.
KLT providers must have:
If you are an eligible provider, click to register as a KLT provider. Residents/Fellows must comply with all KU policies and procedures regarding participation in the KLT program.
All KU residents/fellows are required to have medical professional liability insurance that shows limits of 1 million/3 million to participate in the KLT program. Rural Health Education and Services offers sponsorships to help cover medical professional liability insurance. Insurance can be purchased through KaMMCO.
Rural and underserved health care employers, including hospitals, rural ERs, primary care clinics, private practices, and urgent care facilities request KLT coverage. KLT providers sign-up to provide coverage at times and in locations that fit schedules. Most coverages occur over the weekend and range from 48–60 hours on an on-call basis. Monday–Friday clinic coverage and inpatient rounding are also requested.
KLT Rate Structure
Each employer sets rates based on fair market value and pays the KLT provider directly. Payment is due two weeks upon completion of service. Late payments incur a $25 per day late fee paid to the KLT provider. In addition, the employer provides off-site accommodations during the coverage. Rural Health Education and Services does not charge an administrative fee to organizations that use KLT service.
A few examples of recent check amounts for KLT coverages: $3,120; $2,535; $6,371; $4,950; $2,520
Upon completion of the coverage, the KLT provider submits an invoice to the employer that includes all charges and information as to whom the check should be made payable. The employer sends the remittance for the coverage to the Rural Health Education and Services Kansas City office for final review. If the remittance is for coverage provided by a resident/fellow, the check is then forwarded to them. If a faculty member provided the coverage, the remittance is forwarded to the faculty member's departmental Foundation. The departmental Foundation then reimburses the faculty member.