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Request Temporary Coverage

Kansas Locum Tenens (KLT) connects providers with rural health employers that need temporary primary care medical coverage. KLT can help your rural health care organization by:

  • Providing coverage for a physician who needs time off for a personal or professional reason, or filling-in when you are short-staffed
  • Offering physicians a work-life balance by lessening call time
  • Supporting the goal to strengthen and expand the rural components of the residency and fellowship programs and the perspectives of the academic faculty
  • Serving as a great recruitment and retention tool as many residents and fellows use KLT as a key component in their practice search
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From 2014-2019, Rural Health temporary coverage providers have provided:

  • 731 days of coverage
  • Across 24 Kansas communities

Eligible Organizations

Rural and underserved health care employers, including hospitals, rural ERs, primary care clinics, private practices, and urgent care facilities are eligible to participate in KLT. 

Request Coverage

For an initial KLT request, complete a Service Order Form. After the initial form is completed and a contract is signed, organizations may email coverage requests as they arise. Four weeks advance notice is preferred.

KLT Provider Requirements

Resident physicians, fellows, and faculty from all campuses at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KU) provide KLT services. All KLT providers must have a full license issued by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, a DEA certificate, and medical professional liability insurance. In addition, resident physicians must have completed Step 3 and one year of residency, and have program director approval. KLT services are provided for Primary Care:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Medicine-Pediatrics

If you have a need for specialty coverage, please contact our office for information.

Fee Schedule

  • Organizations set their own competitive rates based on fair market value and are 100% paid to the KLT provider
  • KLT providers must be paid within 2 weeks. Late payments incur a $25 per day late fee paid to the KLT provider.
  • The organization requesting coverage provides off-site accommodations
  • Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) does not charge an administrative fee to organizations for KLT service
  • An invoice for $500 per coverage will be sent separately at the end of the month. This $500 per coverage KLT fund fee is paid to RHES and goes toward sustaining the medical professional liability insurance sponsorship
    • Each year RHES offers sponsorships to resident physicians and fellows to cover their medical professional liability insurance. 

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 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. The $500 per coverage KLT fund fee (to help sustain the medical professional liability insurance sponsorships for residents and fellows) invoice will be sent to the organization separately at the end of the month. 

Last modified: Jun 23, 2020

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Jennifer Worford

Jennifer Worford
Locum Tenens Coordinator