Shifting cataract procedures to ASCs saved Medicare $4.1M in this state: 3 key points

In 2014, Medicare yielded $4.1 million in savings by moving cataract procedures to ASCs in Maine, according to Ambulatory Surgery Center Association data.

Here are three key points:

1. Maine ASCs performed 607 upper GI procedures in 2014.

2. Medicare saved $181,183 from ASCs performing upper GI procedures in Maine.

3. When shifting colonoscopies to Maine ASCs, Medicare saved $540,000 in 2014.

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