When Does Surgery Center Case Volume Peak & Valley: A Statistical Analysis of 9 Common Specialties

In what month can ambulatory surgery centers expect to perform the most and least procedures? GENASCIS, a provider of outsourced revenue cycle management services, performed an analysis of the case volume for 393 client ASCs over a 12-month basis (Oct. 2010-Sept. 2011) using its MEDIBIS technology platform. It identified the month with the highest and lowest case volume for nine common ASC specialties.

 

They are as follows (specialties are listed in alphabetical order):

 

ENT — Highest month: March (12,229 procedures); Lowest month: September (7,220 procedures)

 

Gastroenterology — Highest month: March (31,925 procedures); Lowest month: January (26,643 procedures)

 

General surgery — Highest month: March (12,399 procedures); Lowest month: February (10,507 procedures)

 

OB/GYN — Highest month: March (5,324 procedures); Lowest month: February (4,312 procedures)

 

Ophthalmology — Highest month: March (24,018 procedures); Lowest month: January (19,486 procedures)

 

Orthopedics — Highest month: December (30,369 procedures); Lowest month: July (23,307 procedures)

 

Pain management — Highest month: March (27,943 procedures); Lowest month: February (22,716 procedures)

 

Podiatry — Highest month: December (3,881 procedures); Lowest month: September (2,603  procedures)

 

Urology — Highest month: March (6,410 procedures); Lowest month: October (5,315 procedures)

 

Learn more about GENASCIS.

 

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