Modifier AW

Item furnished in conjunction with a surgical dressing

Correct Use

The HCPCS codes indicated below are the only codes for which the AW modifier may be used. No other HCPCS codes require the use of the AW modifier when billing.

  • Surgical Dressings Local Coverage Determination (LCD)
    • A4450
    • A4452
    • A6531
    • A6532
    • A6545

Any claims submitted with a HCPCS identified above that does not have the appropriate modifier appended as per the policy with which it is billed, will be denied as noncovered.



Last Updated Sep 27 , 2022