tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 1

JW Modifier Update: Have You Met the JW Modifier Usage Mandate?

Learn the do’s and don’ts for reporting discarded drugs. Is your facility prepared to report drug wastage with the JW modifier on all of your Medicare Part B claims? Make sure you know when and how to report this once optional and now mandatory modifier before it’s too late. Don’t miss: Providers and suppliers must report the JW modifier on Part B drug claims for discarded drugs and biologicals, CMS said in a Q&A about the new national requirement to use modifier JW, effective Jan. 1, 2017. “CMS’s intent for requiring the...

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