Kansas Locum Tenens FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kansas Locum Tenens 

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Who is eligible to provide KLT coverage?

Full- and part-time faculty at KU School of Medicine and KU resident physicians.

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Who requests temporary coverage?

Hospitals, clinics and urgent care facilities in 100 Kansas counties.

What areas of practice does KLT cover?

KLT provides coverage for family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and med-peds physicians. Residents can be in any KU residency program as long as they have residency program director’s approval and meet eligibility requirements.

What requirements do the KU residents need in order to participate in KLT?

Have completed one year of residency training, a full license issued by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, a DEA certificate, medical professional liability insurance (sponsorships available), and residency program director’s approval.

Can residents use vacation time to provide coverage?

Yes, at the discretion of the residency program director.

How long are KLT coverages?

Most coverages occur over the weekend and range from 48 to 60 hours on an on-call basis. Monday–Friday clinic coverage is also requested.

Does KLT coverage count toward the resident’s 80 hour work week?

Yes, residents are required to report all locum tenens/moonlighting activities in duty hour reports. We help with scheduling to comply with ACGME duty hour rules and require off-site lodging to be provided.

What form do residents need to complete to get started?

Visit Resident Profile Form to complete the resident profile form.

How does a resident apply for the medical professional liability insurance sponsorship?

Visit KLT Insurance Form to apply for the sponsorship. If a resident has already purchased insurance, there may be an opportunity for them to be reimbursed through the sponsorship.

How much do the residents get paid?

NEW rate structure! We are excited to be able to offer organizations the ability to set their own competitive locum tenens rates that are 100% paid to the resident. In addition, we have sponsorships available to cover the resident’s medical professional liability insurance (up to a $1,400 value).

What if an organization contacts me directly inquiring about available locum tenens providers?

Please direct inquiries to Andrea Ellis at 316.293.2649 and we’ll get them set up to be a KLT site. Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) does not charge an administrative fee and organizations set their own KLT rates.

How does RHES provide assistance?

For almost 25 years, RHES has managed the KLT program by partnering with organizations who need coverage and KU faculty and residents who want to learn and earn. RHES does not charge organizations for KLT service. In addition, RHES offers administrative services to faculty and residents by sharing coverage opportunities and assisting with completing contracts and forms.

Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sponsorship

I've already purchased insurance. Can I be reimbursed?

Yes. Documentation required that shows limits of 1 million/3 million are met as required by KLT. Reimbursement up to $1400/year, prorated based on expiration.

My insurance doesn't expire for a couple months. Can I be on a waiting list or approved now for renewal when my insurance expires?


If so, can I start my coverages towards the 4 now?

Yes. KLT maintains a database recording all coverages completed by each resident sponsored and insurance effective and expiration dates.

Once I am approved to receive medical professional liability insurance sponsorship, how soon must I purchase the insurance policy?

Medical professional liability insurance policy with limits of 1 million/3 million must be purchased within 60 days. KLT requires resident physician to submit a copy of the insurance policy within those 60 days.

Is the insurance subsidy taxable?

Yes. Kansas City resident physicians will receive the insurance subsidy in their normal paychecks and taxes will be taken out accordingly. Resident physicians in Wichita and Salina will be paid directly and receive 1099s.

When can I expect to see my insurance subsidy check?

Kansas City resident physicians please allow at least 2 pay periods to receive the payment. Resident physicians in Wichita and Salina please allow approximately 30 days for payment.

How do you define service coverage assignment?

Any one scheduled coverage, no matter the length of coverage, is determined a service coverage assignment.

Last modified: Jul 06, 2017