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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Anesthesia 101:
Try Boosting New Year Dollars With P Modifiers

Extra units can add up if insurers are willing to pay. Physical status modifiers help explain a patient's health condition to insurers and better document the work an anesthesia provider does. The Anesthesia Guidelines in CPT® include the six modifiers (also known as P modifiers), consistent with the American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) rankings of patient physical status. They are: [...]


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