Temporary Coverage Provider
Temporary Coverage services connect health care providers with rural and underserved Kansas communities in need of temporary coverage services.
Kansas Locum Tenens (KLT) program
The KLT program utilizes Kansas resident physicians, fellows, and faculty from all University of Kansas School of Medicine campuses.
Kansas resident physicians and fellows gain experience practicing in a rural hospital or clinic while helping organizations cover for their physicians when they need time off or fill-in when they are short-staffed. KLT provider take shifts that fit their schedule.
KLT coverages are for primary care only. Most coverage requests are for ER call and occur over weekends and holidays.
Organizations set their own competitive rates and pay the provider directly (except for KU faculty, in which payment is made through their foundation). An average weekend coverage pays $4,800-$5,500!
Sponsorships to assist with Medical Professional Liability Insurance are available for Kansas resident physicians and fellows.
KLT Eligibility Requirements
- Kansas Resident Physicians must have completed Step 3 and have Residency Program Director approval
- Full license issued by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
- DEA certificate
- Medical Professional Liability Insurance (sponsorships available to Kansas resident physicians and fellows)
- ATLS certification
- Sometimes required: Additional certifications, CAQH, etc.
Kansas Locum Tenens Plus (KLT+) program
The KLt+ program utilizes practicing providers, including primary care and specialty physicians, advanced practice providers (PAs, APRNs), nurses, and other health care providers to fill coverage needs.
KLT+ coverages are for primary or specialty care. They can be for short- or long-term coverages. Organizations set their own competitive rates and pay the provider directly.
KLT+ Eligibility Requirements
- Full Kansas license (depending on field/specialty)
- DEA certificate
- Medical Professional Liability Insurance
- Additional certifications, CAQH, background check, etc.
Rates and Payment Process
Each health care organization sets their own rates based on fair market value and pays the provider directly (except for KU faculty, in which payment is made through their foundation). Payment is due two weeks upon completion of service.
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 through 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.