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Mental health services

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Please view the Coronavirus webpage for information from CMS and First Coast about program waivers, including recent telehealth updates.
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Local coverage determination (LCD) / national coverage determination (NCD)
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Medical documentation
Medical record documentation is used to verify that services were billed correctly and to ensure that payment and processing of Medicare claim(s) are accurate and based on sound policy.  Find information, tips, and resources regarding medical documentation.
Utilize educational information from First Coast and CMS on mental health services.
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CMS internet-only manual (IOM)
The CMS’ IOMs contain day-to-day operating instructions, policies, and procedures based on statutes, regulations, guidelines, models, and directives.
The following CMS IOMs contains information specific to providers of mental health services:
The following CMS IOM contains information specific for enrollment, including providers that are eligible and not eligible to enroll:
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