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Medicare pay up for 10 most common ASC procedures in 2021

Medicare reimbursement for the 10 highest-volume procedures performed in ASCs is projected to increase 2.8 percent this year, according to a report from VMG Health.

 

Here is a breakdown of the most common Medicare procedures and estimated 2021 payments:

1. Extracapsular cataract removal without endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation: $1,265
2. Insertion or replacement of spinal neurostimulator plus generator: $291
3. Colonoscopy and biopsy: $250
4. Implant neuroelectrodes: $184
5. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy biopsy single/multiple: $187
6. Colonoscopy with lesion removal: $185
7. Foramen epidural injection at a single level: $120
8. Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drain without extraocular reservoir: $126
9. Complex cataract surgery: $93
10. Destruction by neurolytic agent of the lumbar/sacral facet joint: $86

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