In the News
Jul 20, 2016
CMS has issued a Change Request to alert providers and Medicare Administrative Contractors of a change in policy beginning January 1, 2017 (not July 2016 as previously stated) in regards to the drug amount discarded when treating a patient.
After the new year, providers are required to:
CMS is establishing this change to ensure the uniform use of the JW modifier for all claims with discarded units, but not CAP drugs and biologicals.
Practice staff should be aware of these changes in order to safeguard proper reimbursements. IQSS will continue to monitor for any updates and notify its practices.