Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of January 18, 2021

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Does the JW modifier policy apply to radiopharmaceutical waste?

Answer:

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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