Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > Billing and Coding > Modifiers You Can Use:Topics:Billing and Coding:Modifiers<p>A Modifier amends a service under certain circumstances for appropriate reimbursement for health care services provided to a patient. Modifiers may add information or change the description according to the physician documentation to give more specificity for the service or procedure rendered. </p><p>PAMED's Practice Support Team answers member questions about a range of billing and coding questions.</p> Policy for Discarded Part B Drugs Took Effect on Jan. 1 <p class="MsoNormal" dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently revised its policy regarding the use of the JW modifier for discarded Part B drugs and biologicals that are not administered to any patients. The new guidance took effect on Jan. 1, 2017.<br></p> You Using Modifier 22 Correctly? Novitas Offers Guidance<p>Novitas Solutions recently issued guidance regarding claims submissions using modifier 22. Starting July 5, 2016, Novitas will reject any claims submissions reporting modifier 22 if the claims do not include supporting documentation.</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"><strong></strong></span></p>

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