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    If a Medicare patient is unable to complete Supartz treatments after the physician has purchased the medication, can the patient be billed? My instinct tells me no, but I cannot find a guideline in writing to show my physician. If we cannot bill the patient, can the remainder of the vials be used on another patient?

    Can anyone help?

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    I'm inclined to say that the unused/un-opened vial(s) could be used on another patient (assuming shelf life has not expired).

    "As a reminder, drug wastage cannot be billed if none of the drug was administered (such as a missed appointment by the patient)."

    Info on the "JW" modifier; which doesn't seem applicable in your case.

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