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E/M Bell Curves

  1. #1
    Overland Park, KS
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    I am not sure if this question has been answered in this forum before or not, but does anyone know where I can find the national bell curve averages for E/M codes, please? I have heard that MGMA publishes this info, but I am not a member of MGMA. Do you have to be a member of MGMA to access this info, or is their another source for this info (i.e., CMS)? Thanks and I hope my question makes sense.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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    Dawson, We use data from obtained from Decidion Health (ISBN 978-1-935477-53-2). They can be reached at 1-877-602-3835 (Customer Service) or access their web site Hope this helps. JT

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    Overland Park, KS
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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    CMS has this information. I was always using their data. Also TMA has national data (usually it is more current than CMS) and state data, but the sate data is only for Texas.

    Sofia MS, CPC

  5. #5
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire

    this is the link for the E&M Bell Curve publication from Decision Health.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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  6. #6
    Kansas City, MO

    If you know how to open/read the data, you can get it for free here on the CMS website. It is a couple years old, but still useable to get a nice bell graph.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

  7. #7
    Overland Park, KS
    Thanks to all!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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