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Last Modified: 9/28/2022 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Request a new LCD or an LCD reconsideration electronically

Are you using regular mail for submissions to First Coast? We have several electronic options that are easier and faster for you to use. Additionally, submitting documentation electronically:
Saves time, electronic submission eliminates mailing delays
Eliminates administrative costs, electronic submission cost nothing
Protects patient information, electronic submission is secure
Allows for the immediate confirmation of receipt, electronic submission provides transaction confirmations
Read on to find out how you can avoid the wait by submitting electronically.

What are you trying to submit to First Coast?

Request a new LCD

A new LCD request process is a mechanism by which interested parties within a contractor’s jurisdiction can request the development of a new local coverage policy. For more information, including recommended information to include in the request, review Requesting a new LCD on the First Coast website.

Electronic Submission Method

Submission Instructions

Additional Resources

Email
Electronic requests and supporting documentation should be sent to: medicalaffairs@guidewellsource.com with “New LCD Request – [Name of LCD]” in the subject line.
If the attachment size for clinical citations exceeds 10 MB, the requestor must send the articles and supporting documents via multiple, smaller e-mails.
For more information contact medicalaffairs@guidewellsource.com.
Fax
The fax to image option allows for documentation to be submitted directly to First Coast:
Fax responses for all regions to 717-526-6389.
For more information visit Requesting a new LCD.

LCD reconsideration request

The LCD reconsideration request is a process by which an interested party requests modification of an existing, active LCD. For more information, including recommended information to include in the request, review the LCD reconsideration process.

Electronic Submission Method

Submission Instructions

Additional Resources

Email
Electronic requests and supporting documentation should be sent to: medicalaffairs@guidewellsource.com with “LCD Reconsideration Request – [LCD number and title]” in the subject line.
If the attachment size for clinical citations exceeds 10 MB, the requestor must send the valid articles and supporting documents via multiple, smaller e-mails.
For more information contact medicalaffairs@guidewellsource.com for alternative methods for submitting large electronic files or if you have difficulty submitting an LCD reconsideration request.
Fax
The fax to image option allows for documentation to be submitted directly to First Coast:
Fax responses for all regions to 717-526-6389.
For more information view the LCD Reconsideration Process.
First Coast offers free education on the submission methods described above. Access the following to learn more:
Back to the Avoid the wait home page to explore more topics and options for electronic submission:
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