Radiology Question for the Week of January 18, 2021

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week


Does the JW modifier policy apply to radiopharmaceutical waste?


Effective January 1, 2017, the JW modifier is required on all Medicare claims to identify wasted single-use drug vials; however, this waste policy does NOT apply to radiopharmaceuticals. When billing, you must report the waste on a separate line from the patient-administered dose.

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