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Benchmark of the Week: E/M codes billed for established patient visits

Effective May 21, 2012
Published May 21, 2012
Last Reviewed Mar 13, 2014

This chart shows the utilization of each E/M service level for established patient office visits in 2001 through 2010. Located in the HHS Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG’s) recent report, Coding Trends of Medicare Evaluation and Management Services, the data is based on PBAR National Procedure Summary files. The data represent the percentages of E/M services billed for established patient office visits that were billed for each E/M code (99211-99215). The number above the 10-year set of percentages for each code is the difference in code utilization from 2001 to 2010.


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