Anesthesia Coding Alert

Physical Status:
Focus on P Modifiers for Data, Not Dollars

But don’t forget that some insurers will reimburse for higher levels. Physical status modifiers identify the patient’s health condition, which can affect the level of complexity of anesthesia services. These six levels are included in the Anesthesia guidelines of CPT®, and are consistent with the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) ranking of patient physical status: P1 – A normal healthy [...]


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