Last Modified: 3/29/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
Introduction to Medicare
The Provider Outreach and Education team at First Coast Service Options (First Coast) welcomes you to Medicare. Providers are responsible for knowing and following the rules and regulations that apply to all services billed to Medicare under their provider number. In order to assist our providers, their staff and billing companies, we designed the Welcome to Medicare page.
On our Welcome to Medicare page, you will find information regarding National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), policies that specify the criteria for Medicare coverage and payment of certain items and services. We emphasize the importance of reviewing and understanding the NCDs and LCDs that may impact your practice. Our Welcome to Medicare page also has information on medical documentation, compliance programs, Medicare billing certificate programs and a link for you to subscribe to our free First Coast eNews mailing list, and keep informed.
Please refer to the First Coast provider website for more information, including the following topics.
• Electronic data interchange (EDI)
• Evaluation & management (E/M)
• Interactive voice response (IVR)
• Secure Provider Online Tool (SPOT) for benefits/eligibility, claim status and Part B claim reopening, payment data, remittance advice, secure messaging (including Part A/B claim redetermination requests and Part A claim reopening requests), data reports, and more, in a secure online environment
We hope the information on our Welcome to Medicare page and provider website is helpful to you and your team. Again, welcome to Medicare!
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.