50 Benchmarks of 5 Top ASC Specialties

Here are 50 benchmarks of five top ASC specialties. Statistics come from various sources identified at the end of the column and specialties were chosen based on the top five most desirable specialties as ranked by HealthCare Appraisers. Orthopedic spine was excluded from this list due to lack of available data.

GI/Endoscopy


1. Mean gross charges per case: $3,216
2. Mean gross net revenue per case: $746
3. Percentage of total ASC cases: 24 percent
4. U.S. region with highest net revenue per case: Southwest ($831)
5. U.S. region with lowest net revenue per case: Midwest ($629)
6. Number of cases performed annually: 3,744
7. Mean gastroenterologist salary: $496,139
8. Percentage of gastroenterologists investing in ASCs: 40 percent
9. Percentage of single-specialty centers driven by GI: 27 percent
10. Average number of GI cases in single-specialty surgery centers: 5,641
11. Percentage of ASC rooms designed for endoscopy: 9 percent
12. Growth in market share from 2000-2009: 23 percent

Pain Management


13. Mean gross charges per case: $3,835
14. Mean gross net revenue per case: $898
15. Percentage of total ASC cases: 14 percent
16. U.S. region with highest net revenue per case: Southwest ($831)
17. U.S. region with lowest net revenue per case: Midwest ($629)
18. Number of cases performed annually: 1,365
19. Mean pain management physician salary: $383,377
20. Percentage of single-specialty centers driven by pain management: 5 percent
21. Average number of pain management cases in single-specialty ASCs: 4,234

Orthopedics

22. Mean gross charges per case: $8,973
23. Mean gross net revenue per case: $2,443
24. Percentage of total ASC cases: 17 percent
25. U.S. region with highest net revenue per case: Southwest ($2,855)
26. U.S. region with lowest net revenue per case: Midwest and Northeast ($2,012)
27. Number of cases performed annually: 1,236
28. Mean orthopedic surgeon salary: $524,259
29. Percentage of single-specialty centers driven by orthopedics: 5 percent
30. Average number of orthopedics cases in single-specialty centers: 2,486

Ophthalmology

31. Mean gross charges per case: $5,395
32. Mean gross net revenue per case: $1,227
33. Percentage of total ASC cases: 19 percent
34. U.S. region with highest net revenue per case: Southwest ($1,329)
35. U.S. region with lowest net revenue per case: Southeast ($1,158)
36. Average number of cases performed annually: 876
37. Rate of incorrect procedures in the operating room: 1.8 per 10,000
38. Average ASC procedure time for cataracts: 14 minutes
39. Average ASC recovery time for cataracts: 22 minutes
40. Percentage of single-specialty centers driven by ophthalmology: 22 percent
41. Average number of ophthalmology cases in single-specialty centers: 2,640
42. Mean ophthalmologist salary: $376,943
43. Percentage of ophthalmologists investing in ASCs: 27 percent

ENT

44. Mean gross charges per case: $7,066
45. Mean gross net revenue per case: $1,742
46. Percentage of total ASC cases: 8 percent
47. U.S. region with highest net revenue per case: Southwest ($2,109)
48. U.S. region with lowest net revenue per case: Southeast ($1,407)
49. Number of cases performed annually: 779
50. Percentage of surgery centers performing ENT: 17 percent


Sources:
1-5, 13-17, 22-26, 31-35, 44-48: VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2010
6, 18, 27, 36, 49: SDI's Outpatient Surgery Center Profiling Solution
7, 19, 28, 42: MGMA's Physician Compensation and Production Survey
8, 43: Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2011
9-12, 20-21, 29-30, 40-41, 50: SDI's Surgery Center Market Report 2009
37: Archives of Surgery, November 2009
38-39: Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement's Performance Measurement and Benchmarking in Ambulatory Organizations  

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