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Search LCDs – locating medical policy information

Search LCDs – locating medical policy information


1 LCD interactive index tool

The LCD interactive index tool offer a fast, direct way for providers to search for LCDs and related articles. Providers may search by LCD ID, keyword (title only), article number, or CPT / HCPCS code to find LCDs instantly.
Note: To search with multiple keywords, please use the sitewide search and select the 'LCDs only' filter or use the Medicare Coverage database search below.
Not all codes have a policy associated with it. In the absence of an LCD, billing and coding article, NCD, or CMS manual instruction, reasonable and necessary guidelines still apply.

2 Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) code and keyword search

To search the MCD for First Coast's LCDs and related articles enter your keyword(s), code, or document id below.
Enter search terms:

    MCD search tips
    Search tips
      LCD #: Searching by the LCD #, when avaialable, is the recommended search method. Simply enter the LCD #, for example "L33910", and click Search.
      CPT/HCPCS code search: No LCD #? Try a procedure code, such as: "78815". For best results, avoid extra keywords such as "CPT 78815" or "78815 Pet scan".
      ICD-10 diagnosis code search: You may also search with a diagnosis code, such as "E08.00". For best results, avoid extra keywords such as "ICD -10 E08.00" or "E08.00 Diabetes mellitus".Note: ICD-10 codes that are included inside a range of codes will not pull up in the search.
      Multiple keywords: Search with descriptive terms, such as: "hyperbaric oxygen therapy". Be sure to check your spelling.
      Preventive service codes - Please view the CMS interactive Preventive Services chart External link for coverage guidelines. The chart includes HCPCS / CPT codes, diagnosis codes, coverage requirements, frequency requirements, and beneficiary liability.
      Older dates of service - If you are looking for older dates of service and if the results page indicates no records returned for articles and/or LCDs, try using CMS' MCD Archive.External link

Additional resources
  • View our user guide
  • View active NCDs External link
  • View First Coast's active and proposed LCDs and articles External link
  • Search CMS' MCD External link
  • First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.