13 Statistics on Medicare Patient Volume in ASCs vs. Hospitals

Here are 13 statistics on the percentage of Medicare patients that are provided for in ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments, according to MedPAC ambulatory surgical center services data.
According to data collected in 2010:

In ASCs:
•    86 percent of patients did not have Medicaid
•    14 percent of patients had Medicaid

In HOPDs:
•    76.9 percent of patients did not have Medicaid
•    23.1 percent of patients had Medicaid

In ASCs:
•    78.6 percent of Medicare patients were 65 to 84 years old
•    14 percent of Medicare patients were under 65 years old
•    7.4 percent of Medicare patients were 85 years or older

In HOPDs:
•    67.7 percent of Medicare patients were 65 to 84 years old
•    21.4 percent of Medicare patients were under 65 years old
•    10.9 percent of Medicare patients were 85 years or older

In ASCs:
•    57.9 percent of Medicare patients were female
•    42.1 percent of Medicare patients were male

In HOPDs:
•    56.5 percent of Medicare patients were female
•    43.5 percent of Medicare patients were male

In ASCs:
•    88.1 percent of Medicare patients were white
•    6.8 percent of Medicare patients were African American
•    5.1 percent of Medicare patients were of another race

In HOPDs:
•    84.2 percent of Medicare patients were white
•    10.4 percent of Medicare patients were African American
•    5.4 percent of Medicare patients were of another race

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