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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: billspecial on December 10, 2008, 01:47:06 PM

Title: QW Modifier
Post by: billspecial on December 10, 2008, 01:47:06 PM
Is the QW modifier really necessary..meaning if not used do I risk my claims getting denied? What exactly is this modifier telling Medicare? Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: QW Modifier
Post by: Michele on December 10, 2008, 06:45:53 PM
The QW modifier indicates that the service is a CLIA waived lab.  If you have a CLIA waiver and you are billing for services that do not require a CLIA certificate then you can bill but you do need the QW modifier on the claim. 

Michele
Title: Re: QW Modifier
Post by: billspecial on December 11, 2008, 07:39:47 PM
Thank you again, Michele  :D