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We'd like to, but not because none of our commercial carriers have added it to their systems, nor set any reimbursement rates.
However they HAVE done so for 87426 if that helps at all. I am NY based. Good luck!
 
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We billed claims for the 87428 with QW modifier and denied stating incomplete invalid procedure modifier. I called First Coast Medicare and spoke with a rep that stated the QW is not associated with procedure 87428. Anyone else having this issue? Everything I read on this subject states it is a clia waived test. Our CLIA certificate is up to date.
 
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We billed claims for the 87428 with QW modifier and denied stating incomplete invalid procedure modifier. I called First Coast Medicare and spoke with a rep that stated the QW is not associated with procedure 87428. Anyone else having this issue? Everything I read on this subject states it is a clia waived test. Our CLIA certificate is up to date.
We are having the same problem with our MAC (WPS GHA). I am also seeing everywhere that it is a CLIA waived test that should be billed with modifier QW as of 11/10/2020 but we are still getting denials from Medicare.
 
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We are having the same problem with our MAC (WPS GHA). I am also seeing everywhere that it is a CLIA waived test that should be billed with modifier QW as of 11/10/2020 but we are still getting denials from Medicare
Thank you for responding. Any updated info on this?
 
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Thank you for responding. Any updated info on this?
I just received a call from our MAC (WPS GHA) after sending an inquiry to them about it. They pointed out that the MLN/CR 12093 that talks about the addition of modifier QW to 87428 was effective 10/06/2020, but the "implementation date" is not until 04/05/2021 - which I was told means their systems will not recognize it until then. So, I've been told that any claims received before 04/05/2021 will likely continue to be rejected and that we will need to contact them to reprocess all of them. In our case, we can do that on their website instead of calling in on every single one - I hope that's the case for you, too!

Update - They called me back and said we won't be able to ask for them to be reprocessed until after the implementation date of 04/05/2021, either. But that since ours are rejecting as unprocessable, we should be able to just resubmit, instead of having to ask for them to be reprocessed.
 
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lemorris

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I was wondering if 87428 was billed once for each test. The code is for Flu A+B and Covid but I found an article that stated "When separate results are reported for different species or strain of organisms, each result should be coded separately. Use modifier 59 when separate results are reported for different species or strains that are described by the same code."
Are any of you billing this like 87428-QW + 87428-QW,59 + 87428-QW,59 when doing all 3 tests?
 
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