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Locating Anesthesia Modifiers

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    I know where these modifiers are in the HCPCS manual. However, if I didn't, how would I locate them? Where is the beginning point? I did not see a reference to these in the index. Can you help?


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    K. Anesthesia Claims Modifiers
    Physicians report the appropriate anesthesia modifier to denote whether the service was personally performed, medically directed, or medically supervised.
    Specific anesthesia modifiers include:
    AA - Anesthesia Services performed personally by the anesthesiologist;
    AD - Medical Supervision by a physician; more than 4 concurrent anesthesia procedures;
    G8 - Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) for deep complex complicated, or markedly invasive surgical procedures;
    G9 - Monitored anesthesia care for patient who has a history of severe cardio-pulmonary condition;
    QK - Medical direction of two, three or four concurrent anesthesia procedures involving qualified individuals;
    QS - Monitored anesthesia care service;
    QX - CRNA service; with medical direction by a physician;
    QY - Medical direction of one certified registered nurse anesthetist by an anesthesiologist;
    QZ - CRNA service: without medical direction by a physician; and
    GC - these services have been performed by a resident under the direction of a teaching physician.
    The GC modifier is reported by the teaching physician to indicate

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