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Kansas Locum Tenens (KLT) connects providers with rural health care employers that need temporary medical coverage. This service provides a great opportunity for providers to:

  • Gain experience practicing in a rural hospital or clinic.
  • Earn extra income by providing coverage at times and in locations that fit schedules. 
  • Help cover for a physician who needs time off for personal or professional reasons, or fill-in when an organization is short-staffed.

KLT Eligible Providers

Full- and part-time faculty, resident physicians, and fellows from all campuses at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KU) are eligible to provide KLT services in the specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics. Residents/Fellows can be in any KU residency/fellowship program but will be providing primary care coverage.

Eligibility Requirements

KLT providers must have:

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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. 

Medical Professional Liability Insurance for Resident Physicians and Fellows

All KU residents/fellows are required to have medical professional liability insurance to participate in the KLT program. Rural Health Education and Services has partnered with funders to help cover medical professional liability insurance. Insurance can be purchased through KaMMCO.

KLT Coverage

Rural health care employers, including hospitals, rural ERs, primary care clinics, private practices, and urgent care facilities request KLT coverage. Services are provided all across Kansas except in Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties. 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 is also requested. 

KLT Eligible Counties

KLT Rate Structure

Each employer sets rates based on fair market value and pays the resident/fellow 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.

Payment Process

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. 

Last modified: Feb 01, 2019
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For more information contact Jenifer Yuza at 316-293-2649 or klt@kumc.edu.


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