Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anesthesia Physical Status Modifier

Anesthesia Modifiers

1. Physical Status Modifiers. Physical status modifying units will be reimbursed if the patient is ranked in one of the following three categories. Physical status is included in CPT to distinguish various levels of complexity of the anesthesia service provided. Example: 00100-P3

Status Modifiers    Description                                        Modifying Unit Value
P3                      A patient with severe systemic disease.        1
P4                A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life.           2
P5             A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation.       3

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