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Medicare payments for top 10 ASC codes through 2019

Medicare payments for the top 10 current procedural terminology codes performed by ASCs are expected to remain relatively stable in 2019 compared to 2018, according to VMG Health.

66984: Cataract surgery with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (one-stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique
Estimated 2017 payments: $1,172
Estimated 2018 payments: $1,206
Estimated 2019 payments: $1,182

45380: Colonoscopy, flexible; with biopsy, single or multiple
Estimated 2017 payments: $216
Estimated 2018 payments: $228
Estimated 2019 payments: $237

63685: Insertion or replacement of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling
Estimated 2017 payments: $178
Estimated 2018 payments: $221
Estimated 2019 payments: $219

43239: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, transoral; biopsy; single or multiple
Estimated 2017 payments: $151
Estimated 2018 payments: $180
Estimated 2019 payments: $182

63650: Implant neuroelectrodes
Estimated 2017 payments: $146
Estimated 2018 payments: $166
Estimated 2019 payments: $161

45385: Colonoscopy, flexible; with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) by snare technique
Estimated 2017 payments: $118
Estimated 2018 payments: $156
Estimated 2019 payments: $162

64483: Injection(s), anesthetic agent and/or steroid, transforaminal epidural, with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT); lumbar or sacral, single level
Estimated 2017 payments: $99
Estimated 2018 payments: $101
Estimated 2019 payments: $114

0191T: Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drainage device, without extraocular reservoir, internal approach, into the trabecular meshwork; initial insertion
Estimated 2017 payments: $94
Estimated 2018 payments: $96
Estimated 2019 payments: $100

66982: Cataract surgery, complex
Estimated 2017 payments: $86
Estimated 2018 payments: $89
Estimated 2019 payments: $87

64635: Destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint nerve(s), with imaging guidance; lumbar or sacral, single facet joint
Estimated 2017 payments: $69
Estimated 2018 payments: $75
Estimated 2019 payments: $74

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