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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Know When and How to Use P Modifiers

Question: Why do we need to use P modifiers even when we don’t get paid extra for the designation? Illinois Subscriber Answer: There is always the risk of adverse reaction when a patient needs anesthesia. The P (physical status) modifiers indicate the patient’s physical status pre-anesthesia, which paints a better picture of the overall encounter. Your choices are as follows: [...]

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