Temporary Coverage Provider
Temporary Coverage services connect health care providers with rural and underserved Kansas communities in need of temporary coverage services.
About the Kansas Locum Tenens programs
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. 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.
Organizations set their own competitive rates and pay the provider directly (except for KU faculty, in which payment is made through their foundation). Most organizations pay providers $100–200 per hour of regular work with increased rates for holidays and hard to fill requests. Organizations also pay for travel time or mileage and provide accommodations for any shifts longer than 24 hours.
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
- Resident active license and/or 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
- NPI Number
- Sometimes required: Additional certifications, CAQH, etc.