3 ASC specialties that grew since 2018 — and 8 that did not

ASC average case mix largely remained stable from 2018 to 2022, according to VMG Health's"Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study" from 2018 and 2022.

Here is how ASC case mix has shifted in that time:

 Specialties that saw a case mix increase

Pain management:

2018: 21 percent

2022: 22 percent

Gynecology:

2018: 6 percent

2022: 7 percent

Plastic surgery:

2018: 5 percent

2022: 6 percent

 

Specialties that saw a case mix decline

Gastroenterology:

2018: 34 percent

2022: 32 percent

Otolaryngology:

2018: 12 percent

2022: 11 percent 

Oral surgery:

2018: 9 percent

2022: 8 percent 

Podiatry:

2018: 6 percent

2022: 5 percent

 

Specialties that stayed the same

Ophthalmology: 26 percent 

Orthopedics: 21 percent 

General surgery: 9 percent  

Urology: 8 percent

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