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Specialization of single-specialty ASCs billing Medicare — Ophthalmology is most popular

Single-specialty ASCs represented 61 percent of all ASCs billing Medicare in 2017, according to a report by Global Healthcare Advisors, an investment bank focused on healthcare mergers and acquisitions.

Using information from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's March 2019 report to Congress, GHA broke down the number of single-specialty ASCs billing Medicare in 2017:

Ophthalmology
Number of ASCs: 1,022
Change since 2015: +2

Gastroenterology
Number of ASCs: 1,019
Change since 2015: -8

Pain management
Number of ASCs: 368
Change since 2015: +13

Dermatology
Number of ASCs: 179
Change since 2015: -12

Urology
Number of ASCs: 125
Change since 2015: +1

Podiatry
Number of ASCs: 88
Change since 2015: -7

Orthopedics/musculoskeletal
Number of ASCs: 29
Change since 2015: +6

Respiratory
Number of ASCs: 24
Change since 2015: +8

Cardiology
Number of ASCs: 18
Change since 2015: +8

OB-GYN
Number of ASCs: 11
Change since 2015: +2

Neurology
Number of ASCs: 6
Change since 2015: +1

Other
Number of ASCs: 1
Change since 2015: -2

Click here to download the report. 

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