Last Modified: 6/3/2019
Location: FL, PR, USVI
Business: Part A, Part B
Q: What is the difference between LCDs and NCDs?
A. Local coverage determinations (LCDs) for a specific jurisdiction are developed by the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) assigned to that jurisdiction. First Coast Service Options Inc. is the MAC for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although the majority of coverage determinations are local, in certain cases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may develop a national coverage determination (NCD) that is applicable to all jurisdictions.
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