Use P Mods to Put Patent Health Info at Forefront of Claims
By Chris Boucher Tue. Mar 8, 2016
P modifiers help to ID patient health at time of anesthesia. Whenever you are filing a claim that involves anesthesia administration, be sure to include a physical status (“P”) modifier on any anesthesia codes. Reason: The modifiers put a spotlight on the patient’s health at the time of

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  • P modifiers help to ID patient health at time of anesthesia. Whenever you are filing a claim that involves anesthesia administration, be sure to include a physical status (“P”) modifier on any anesthesia codes. Reason: The modifiers put a spotlight on the patient’s health at the time of the anesthesia administration. There is always the risk of adverse   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Mar, 2016
    Use P Mods to Put Patent Health Info at Forefront of Claims
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