If you don’t report drug waste appropriately, you’re throwing money away. By Martha J. Yando, CPC, CHONC, AAPC Fellow To be certain you receive full reimbursement for drugs administered at your facility, you must submit Medicare claims for wasted drugs or biologicals from single-use vials using modifier JW Drug amount discarded/not administered to any patient. ...
In Billing
Aug 2nd, 2013
Physicians sometimes must discard an unused portion of a drug. If the physician (rather than the patient and/or facility) supplies the drug, Medicare may allow compensation for this “wasted” portion. As instructed by the National Medicare guidelines for reporting drug waste found in the Claims Processing Manual, chapter 17, § 40.0, drug waste is reported ...