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Can anyone give me information on why this modifier is necessary..or is it?

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billspecial

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QW Modifier
« 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.

Michele

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Re: QW Modifier
« Reply #1 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. 

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billspecial

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Re: QW Modifier
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 07:39:47 PM »
Thank you again, Michele  :D