• JW Modifier: Drug Amount Discarded/Not Administered to any Patient for Part B

    On June 10, 2016 CMS issued a Change Request (CR) and an MLN Matters® Article that is intended for physicians, providers, and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for drugs or biologicals administered to Medicare beneficiaries.

    Effective January 1, 2017, there is a change in policy regarding the use of the JW modifier for discarded Part B drugs and biologicals. Please review MM9603.pdf for the details.