“Finally Friday!” The Challenge of the JW Modifier

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WEDNESDAY June 1, 2016:

“The Challenge of the JW Modifier”

A review of the requirements and
challenges in implementation

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WEDNESDAY June 1, 2016
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Bill Malm, ND RN CMAS CRCR

Bill Malm, ND CMAS CRCR

THIS WEEK, by popular request, we (again, mostly Bill Malm) will be going over the requirements for the JW Modifier, as written in Transmittal 3508, dated April 29, 2016, still scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016. The Transmittal requires the use of modifier JW to report drug wastage. Many questions have arisen about who can possibly know what, when would they know it, how do they put it into the record with the EMR, what should they put in, and we’re not even to the billing questions yet.

This week, we will mostly be discussing what we’ve heard about hospitals trying to enable the use of this modifier to meet the requirements.

Read Transmittal , then focus on this image. Still fuzzy? Then you need to watch our show.

I actually think this is a little more clear than last week, but you and I both probably still need to watch this show.

Here is our FAQs document, from last week.

Worth the read before the show.

We will cover again and take Q&A:

  • How can you (or even should you) use the most efficient package size available from a pharma vendor?
  • Can you do that all the time, and if you can’t, what to do instead?
  • Who specifically knows about those package sizes and how can floor staff get such knowledge?
  • How does any of this get documented in the medical record (in your EMR)? (Or is it even possible?)
  • Have you ever, do you now, or will you ever, use the JW modifier?
  • When reporting JW modifier, which revenue code should you use?
  • When is the JW modifier really required? (Or not?)

We might get to do some of the SAD issues, but we think JW was the more important issue, since that’s where the most troublesome issues have appeared.

Once again, we recommend you keep a bottle of Tylenol handy.

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