AUG 03, 2017
How to Bill Wastage for Botox and Two Patients
Question: We have two Medicare patients who received medical botox the same day from the same vial. One received 50 units and the other 25, leaving 25 units wastage. What is the best way to report this?
Answer: Since Medicare expects to see wastage reported on each patient, you should split the wastage. Perhaps submit 10 units on one and 15 on the other. Be sure to bill the second line with modifier -JW showing the amounts wasted.
Learn more about reporting wastage in Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code the Essentials.