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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Modifier Usage: Use Higher-level P Modifiers to Support Your Provider's Work in Special Cases


- Published on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

One of the first things anesthesia coders learn is the importance of including physical status modifiers (or P modifiers) on claims to document the patient’s health status when entering surgery. Although P modifiers are considered informational and won’t always affect reimbursement, using them helps document the procedure’s complexity based on the patient’s health.

The breakdown: The modifiers reflect the six [...]

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