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    Lidocaine, local anesthesia access site. The patient is ASA 3.
    Visual inspection of the oro- and nasopharynx shows no potentially
    occluding structures. There are no loose dentures.



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    ASA is the Physical Status Modifier. It is explained in the beginning of the anesthesia section in the CPT book. If the patient is an emergency patient the P1-P5 modifier would be followed with an E . P6 would not be followed with an E. It's basically the complexity of the anesthesia service provided.
    Pat Crist, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC, CHCAF

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    thanks, sorry that showed up so big. So is it safe to say that ASA 3 is for status P3??

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    Pat Crist, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC, CHCAF

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