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Last Modified: 5/6/2021 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

User guide - Finding LCDs, NCDs, and related coverage information

First Coast workload numbers

MAC-Part A:
Florida: 09101
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands: 09201
MAC-Part B:
Florida: 09102
Puerto Rico: 09202
U.S. Virgin Islands: 09302

First Coast LCD search tools

The LCD search tools offer a fast, direct way for providers to search for LCDs. Using the LCD interactive index, providers may search by LCD ID, keyword (title only), Article #s, or CPT/HCPCS code to find LCDs instantly.

Search active, proposed, retired LCDs

Instructions
Related screenshots
The LCD search options are available directly from the homepage, or the left navigation menu on medicare.fcso.com.
To navigate, hover over LCDs/Medical Affairs and select Search LCDs.
Note: The tertiary menu offers direct access to the LCD interactive index featuring links to active, proposed, or retired LCDs.
LCD search tools
Click on Active LCDs to easily locate all current LCDs.
The tool automatically displays all active LCDs in table format.
Providers may search within the table by:
Keyword (title only)
LCD ID
Article #
CPT/HCPCS code
The table defaults to show all records. Providers may limit the results per page by clicking the Show Entries drop-down.
Note: The LCD search tools look for a direct match of what is in the results table; multiple keyword searches are not available.
Active LCD table
To search, enter in the criteria in the search box.
All related LCDs will display.
ActiveLCDSearch
Easily change the display to proposed, or retired LCDs, or view update history by clicking the buttons above the search box.
Note: Search options will differ for each LCD table.
LCD search options

Search the entire site using ‘LCDs only’ filter

Providers in need of locating LCDs by multiple keywords or diagnosis code have a simple way to do so by using First Coast website search functionality.
Simply enter keywords or ICD-10 codes into the website search bar and search using the “LCDs only” filter to find the matching results.

LCD and NCD search – using the Medicare coverage database (MCD)

Using a filtered search within the MCD will provide a list of all First Coast’s active and proposed LCDs and articles external link

Instructions
Related Screenshots
From First Coast’s LCD search page, click on the MCD link under the LCD and NCD external link search to arrive to a filtered search within the MCD.
MCD filtered search
Using the "Keyword or doc ID" field, search for procedure codes, diagnoses, specific words, or phrases. You may also use the available drop-down menus to limit results further.
This example displays the results when entering in ‘Bone’ into the keyword search box and selecting ‘All words’ in the corresponding drop-down menu.
Please note that related articles (Billing and coding, Response to comment), LCDs and NCDs are also linked in the "Associated documents" section at the bottom of each LCD and article so you can easily get to the companion documents.
Results
Prior to the policy display, users are directed to a license agreement.
Click the ‘I Accept’ button to proceed.
Click directly on the linked ID in the results column to display the policy or article.
L36356

CMS Medical coverage database (MCD)

Learn how to view all LCDs, NCDs, and related articles by utilizing MCD available on the CMS website.

Instructions
Related Screenshots
You may search the MCD on CMS.gov external link using the CPT/HCPCS code, document ID (such as the LCD ID), procedure code, or keywords.
MCD search
To limit search results to First Coast specific LCDs first select your location (Florida, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands) in the State drop-down.
As you enter your search term, a hint list will display a few potential matches you can select from.
Hint list
Results
When narrowing by state and selecting an option from the hint list as indicated above, users are directed to the applicable policy.
Prior to the policy display, users are directed to a license agreement.
Click the ‘I Accept’ button to proceed.
MCD License Agreement
This example displays the results when searching with the following criteria:
Filtered the States drop-down to Florida
Keyword search using the term ‘Scan’
Clicked on L33667 from the hint list
The LCD L33667 for Florida is presented after accepting the License Agreement.
L33667 result
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