• Billing for a Dropped Vial of Drug


    Question: Can we bill for a vial of drug that was accidently dropped and not administered to a Medicare patient? We gave the patient a different vial?

    Answer: Only bill for the vial given to the patient. The payer isn’t responsible for the unused vial. Contact the vendor to see if they will replace it.

    Learn more about coding discarded drugs from our experts and in Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code the Essentials.