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Physical Status Modifier
added to each reported anesthesia code to indicate the patient's condition at the time anesthesia was administered.
patient with mild systemic disease; e.g. anemia, chronic asthma, chornic bornchitis, diabetes mellitus, essential hypertension, heart disease that only slightly lmiits physical activity, obesity.
patient with severe systemic disease; e.g. angina pectoris, chronic pulmonary disease that limits activity, history of prior myocardial infarction, heart disease that limits activity, poorly controlled essential hypertensioin, morbid obesity, diabetes mellitus, type I with vascular complications.
patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life; e.g. advanced pulmonary/renal/hepatic dysfuntion, congestive heart failure, persistent angina pectoris, unstable/rest angina.
monitored anesthesia care for deep complex, complicated, or markedly invasive surgical procedure.
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