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A 37-year old male has recurring back pain. he underwent spinal disk surgery and continued to need daily epidural continuous drug anesthesia while in the hospital.



Instructions: Review each case and assign the appropriate anesthesia codes and physical status modifiers. All anesthesia services were provided by the anesthesiologist.

You will need: (1) physical status modifiers, (2) the appropriate HCPCS modifier for person providing the anesthesia , this will denote whether the service was personally performed, medically directed, or medically supervised (3) and in some cases a qualifying circumstance code.

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