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LCD search tools

The LCD search tools offer a fast, direct way for providers to search for LCDs.
Modified: 6/28/2019
Change request 10901 updates the "Medicare Program Integrity Manual" with detailed changes to the local coverage determination (LCD) process, which will help to increase transparency, clarity, consistency, reduce provider burden, and enhance public relations while retaining the ability to be responsive to local clinical and coverage policy concerns. [MM10901]
Modified: 5/23/2019
So coding changes can be made more efficiently without requiring reconsideration of an LCD, CPT® and ICD-10 codes are being relocated from LCDs to associated billing and coding articles or policy articles. [CR10901]
Modified: 7/12/2019
Based on change request (CR) 10901, the local coverage determination for trastuzumab was revised to remove all current procedural terminology (CPT®) and ICD-10–CM diagnosis codes and place them into a newly created billing and coding article.
Modified: 7/11/2019
This calculator will assist you in determining when additional documentation requested by First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast) must be received.
Modified: 7/11/2019
Based on change request (CR) 10901, the local coverage determination for frequency of hemodialysis was revised to remove all current procedural terminology (CPT®) and ICD-10–CM diagnosis codes and place them into a newly created billing and coding article.
Modified: 7/11/2019
Based on change request (CR) 11132, the local coverage determination (LCD) for screening and diagnostic mammography was revised to update the revenue codes and bill type codes.
Modified: 7/11/2019
Based on change request (CR) 10901, the local coverage determination (LCD) for bendamustine hydrochloride (Treanda®, Bendeka™) was revised to remove all billing and coding and all language not related to reasonable and necessary provisions and place them into a newly created billing and coding article.
Modified: 7/11/2019
Based on change requests (CRs) 11293, 11296, 11298, 11318, and 11328, the billing and coding article for hemophilia clotting factors was updated to remove Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes C9141 and J7199 were removed and replaced with HCPCS code J7208.
Modified: 7/11/2019
Based on review of the local coverage determination (LCD) for rituximab, the LCD will be retired.
Modified: 7/2/2019
First Coast has implemented a new process to reduce provider burden and process claims more efficiently. If you submit claims for skin substitutes or radiopharmaceutical codes, learn how this new process will benefit you.
Modified: 7/1/2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that any Medicare service provided or ordered must be authenticated by the author -- the one who provided or ordered that service. This article outlines acceptable forms of authentication.
Modified: 7/1/2019
When a medical reviewer contacts the provider requesting to submit an attestation statement or signature log to authenticate a medical record, the provider must submit the attestation statement or signature log within the following 20 calendar days. [CR 6698]
Modified: 6/27/2019
Based on review of the local coverage determination (LCD) and related billing and coding article for bone mineral density studies, typographical and formatting errors were identified and corrected.
Modified: 6/27/2019
The local coverage determination for epidural was revised to remove all billing and coding and place them into a newly created billing and coding article.
Modified: 6/27/2019
The new local coverage determination (LCD) for anorectal manometry and electromyography (EMG) of the urinary and anal sphincters was developed to address coverage criteria, coding requirements, documentation requirements, and utilization parameters for anorectal manometry and electromyography.
Modified: 6/17/2019
Payment will be considered for unused and discarded portions of a single-use drug/biological product. The JW modifier is not permitted when the actual dose of the drug or biological administered is less than the billing unit.
Modified: 5/7/2019
Please review this article from the DME MACs about ordering PAP devices and related accessories for your Medicare patients.
Modified: 5/6/2019
Please review these quick tips from the durable medical equipment Medicare administrative contractor (DME MAC) about ordering oxygen and oxygen equipment for your Medicare patients.
Modified: 1/31/2019
Link to the CMS Medicare Coverage Database. The following results include only documents currently in effect.
Modified: 1/15/2019
Link to the CMS Medicare Coverage Database. The following results include only documents currently in effect.
Modified: 1/15/2019
Link to the CMS Medicare Coverage Database. The following results include only documents currently in effect.
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