This is my understanding of how to bill:
Only single-use vials are eligible for payment of discarded drugs. You may "round up" and bill one unit for any partial unit administered. I don't know the code for Propofol by heart and am too lazy to look it up so lets use an imaginary example. Let's say you have a 50mg single-use vial of Happyphen.
The doc administers 35mg to the patient and dicards 15mg. (Impressive math skills without a calculator!) Let's say the J code for Happyphen is for 25mg. In this instance you can "round up" and bill for 2 units without a modifier.
But what if the doc only administered 25mg or less and discarded the rest? Then you can bill for 1 unit without a modifier and 1 unit with -JW.
I believe there asre a few MACs who have their own billing requirements (some require all discarded drugs on a separate line, some don't require the -JW modifier, some want the claim form signed in the blood of your first-born child) and I think there are some other modifiers requiered if the drugs were purchased through the CAP program (which I think has been suspended).
To be sure, check with your Medicare carrier on their billing requirements and no matter how you bill, make sure the discarded drug amounts are WELL-DOCUMENTED. CMS started watching this closely last year because of wide-spread misuse.
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