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Welcome to Medicare

The provider outreach and education team of First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast) welcomes providers new to the Medicare community and those who just need a review of the basics.
Medicare providers are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations that apply to all services billed under their provider numbers. Therefore, we designed our Welcome to Medicare page to assist new providers, their staff, and billing companies to get started.
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This page is dedicated to helping new visitors find their way around the provider website. We encourage you to look at each section, as it will help familiarize you with the website so you can find the information you need as quickly as possible.
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Find news about local and national coverage determinations, learn how to search the Medicare coverage database, use the procedure/diagnosis code lookup tool, and review clinical trials.
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A compliance program can prevent, identify, and correct inappropriate activities of employees and/or billing companies. It could also reduce your exposure to liabilities and penalties.
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Medical record documentation is required to record pertinent facts, findings, and observations about an individual’s health history including past and present illnesses, examinations, tests, treatments, and outcomes.
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The programs are designed to provide education on Part A and Part B of the Medicare program. They each include required web-based training courses, readings, and a list of helpful resources. Upon successful completion of each of the programs, you will receive a certificate in Medicare billing from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.