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Become a Provider

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:

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 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. 

Register as a KLT Provider

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.

Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sponsorship

Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) has partnered with funders to help KLT residents/fellows cover medical professional liability insurance (up to a $1,400 value). Sponsorships are available on a limited basis each year. 

In order to receive Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sponsorship residents/fellows must:

  1. Fill out a Medical Professional Liability Insurance application
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions defined in the policies and procedures
  3. Meet the eligibility requirements

Check out the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sponsorship FAQs page or contact Andrea Ellis for more information at 316-293-2649 or aellis2@kumc.edu.

KaMMCO Healthcare Provider Insurance

Residents/Fellows can purchase Kansas individual medical professional liability insurance through KaMMCO. Please use the information provide below for assistance.

KaMMCO Medical Professional Liability Insurance Application
  • NOTICE: This application needs printed or saved in pdf format and sent to Lori Minor, CPCU, USI Midwest, LLC by fax: 316-263-6995 or email: lori.minor@usi.biz. Do not use the Submit by Email button at the top of the application.

Contact Andrea Ellis for more information at 316-293-2649 or aellis2@kumc.edu.



The Kansas Locum Tenens medical professional liability insurance fund is generously supported by gifts from Earl Merkel, M.D., and his wife Kathleen, of Russell, Kan., and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kan. These gifts counts toward Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, the university's $1.2 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Far Above seeks support to educate future leaders, advance medicine, accelerate discovery and drive economic growth to seize the opportunities of the future.

The campaign is managed by KU Endowment, the independent, nonprofit organization serving as the official fundraising and fund-management organization for KU. Founded in 1891, KU Endowment was the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
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