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    Can any one tell me if you can bill for chemotherapy drugs that have been mixed together but unable to administer. I don't think that you can and I know that medicare will not pay for it. I don't think commercial insurance will pay either. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    You may be able to bill for the drug if it was wasted. Was the chemo started and stopped? If so, you could charge for the admin with a 53modifier.

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    Thats what I thought to but the drug was never started.

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    It is my understanding that if a drug is mixed for a certain patient and it is wasted( either all or a portion) that it is billable. For Medicare, I was noting it on the claim, and never had an issue of non payment.
    Hope this helps

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    If drugs were mixed then had to be wasted we bill for them.


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