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CMS Update - Discarded Drugs Transmittal 3538

Discarded Drugs JW Modifier CMS Transmittal 3538

Just out! CMS has rescinded Transmittal 3530 and replaced it with Transmittal 3538...

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Discarded Drugs - Updated Change Request from CMS

Discarded Drugs JW Modifier

Effective Date July 1, 2016 There has been a change in CMS policy regarding the use of the JW modifier (JW Drug amount discarded /not administered to any patient). Discarded drugs must be reported on a separate line item from the line item for the administered drug. Assign Modifier JW to the HCPCS code that identifies the amount discarded...

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