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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
    Compliance Auditor

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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 store.decisionhealth.com. Hope this helps. JT

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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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

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    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire



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

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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    Apr 2007
    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
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

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    Thanks to all!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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