SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing

December 18, 2017

A Medicare administrative contractor in the southern U.S. has agreed to a recommendation from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) to allow providers to bill for wastage when single-dose vials of radiopharmaceuticals are used.

Palmetto GBA's changes will go into effect immediately in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, and they will apply to Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee in 2018 when Palmetto GBA enters those states.