We used a locum tenens interpreting physician during the year, but only for a short time. Does he/she still have to be included in our medical audit?
Yes. All interpreting physicians must be included in the audit. While the number of cases included in the audit for such a physician may be low, this information can give the facility an idea of whether the locum tenens is consistent with the rest of the interpreting physicians at the facility. Because the physician is no longer at the facility, there is no requirement that the facility inform this physician of his/her audit results. For self-assessment purposes, it is recommended that the locum tenens physician try to obtain his/her audit results from all the facilities where mammography services were provided.