As of 01/01/2019, revised policy number 00.01.14q is being issued to make a change to reimbursement methodology for anesthesia services. Reimbursement for the physical status modifiers (P1-P6) will be discontinued. Going forward, these modifiers are to be reported for informational purposes only.
In products where members are able to self-refer to providers for care and services, members are advised to use participating providers in order to receive the highest level of benefits.When services can be administered in various settings, the Company reserves the right to reimburse only those services that are furnished in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that is appropriate to the member’s medical needs and condition. This decision is based on the member’s current medical condition and any required monitoring or additional services that may coincide with the delivery of this service.
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A MODIFIER FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST IS REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED WHEN REPORTING ANY ANESTHESIA PROCEDURE CODE LISTED IN ATTACHMENT A:
Policy: 00.01.52h:Always Bundled Procedure Codes
Policy: 01.00.02b:Anesthesia Services for a Cancelled or Discontinued Procedure
Policy: 01.00.08c:Preoperative Consultations Performed by Providers in Anesthesia Specialties
Policy: 11.15.23g:Epidural, Paravertebral Facet, and Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Spinal Pain Management