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Lab Modifiers: Know How Modifier QW Can Affect Your Reimbursement


- Published on Tue, Mar 03, 2015
Quick refresher on QW criteria.  Modifier QW (CLIA waived test) is an informational HCPCS modifier appended to lab service codes that are on the CLIA waived test list. Remember these points when considering whether to include modifier QW on your claim:  Modifier QW does not change your reimbursement. It does attest that the practice recognizes that it can only perform [...]


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