Pharmacy Question for the Week of April 5, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


When can discarded drugs be paid by Medicare?


Discarded drugs or wastage may be paid by Medicare when:
A provider or supplier must discard the remainder of a single-use vial/ package after administering a dose or quantity to a Medicare patient or if the amount of discard/waste is documented in the medical record.

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