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    Default physical status modifier

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    pt with a known h/o cardiomyopathy with pulmonary fibrosis with prev resp failure and prior tracheostomy w/ htn, rheumatoid arthritis, copd, valvular heart disease and an acute myocardial infarction, non ST segment elevation. pt had reoperative tracheostomy. phys wrote P5 for physical status. Pt has medi-cal ins. Can someone help me with the PS modifiers.


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    Charleston, WV


    I'm not sure if this is what you're asking but P5 is for a patient who is dying and not expected to survive without the procedure. Obviously, that would be the doctor's call but if I doubt the phys status the doctor assigned i usually ask him to make sure it is correct.

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