Mental health services
Local coverage determination (LCD) / national coverage determination (NCD)
Search for mental health-related LCDs using these available tools:
• Use the website search functionality on any page filtering by “LCDs only”. Click here for more information.
First Coast LCDs specific to mental health: L33615, L33721, L33252, L33777
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.
First Coast University course catalog -- includes full course descriptions, duration, and number of CEUs. Note: If you do not have a training account, please click here to learn how to create one.
Search for CMS upcoming events
CMS open door forums -- overview
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:
Professional associations, societies and organizations
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