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Medicare payment for 10 top ASC procedures by case volume

Here are the total Medicare payments for the 10 highest volume ASC procedures in 2016.

The data is based on the top 10 procedures performed in ASCs by volume last year. The top 10 procedures accounted for 51.5 percent of the total Medicare ASC spending last year, and significant payment adjustments were made for 2017, according to the VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.

1. Cataract surgery with IOL 1 stage: $1.1 billion
2. Upper GI/Endoscopy biopsy: $185 million
3. Colonoscopy and biopsy: $180 million
4. Lesion removal colonoscopy: $118 million
5. Cataract surgery complex: $96 million
6. Injection foramen epidural lumbar and sacral: $87 million
7. Insert/redu spine n generator: $82 million
8. Injection(s), diagnostic or therapeutic agent, paravertebral facet joint with image guidance, lumbar or sacral at single level: $71 million
9. Implant neuroelectrodes: $66 million
10. After cataract laser surgery: $65 million

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