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February 13, 2023

Reminder: HCPCS Modifier JW "Drug or Biological Amount Discarded/Not Administered to Any Patient"

Use HCPCS modifier JW for claims with unused drugs or biologicals from single use vials or single use packages that are appropriately discarded.

HCPCS modifier JW, used in wound care services, is not considered an injectable drug, so the guidelines on wastage for single dose vials do not apply.

Codes identified with the JW modifier for wound care services will be denied.



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