For the Week of March 10, 2014
Will Medicare pay for the discarded amount of a multi-use vial?
No, multi-use vials are not subject to payment for discarded amounts.
For single-use vials, Medicare will reimburse the amount discarded and the amount administered, up to the amount of the drug or biological as indicated on the vial or package label. In all but one case, this applies only when part of a single-use vial or other single-use package must be discarded after administering a dose of a drug or biological to a beneficiary.
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