Top 10 Orthopedic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume

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Here are the 10 most-performed orthopedic procedures in freestanding outpatient surgery centers in 2009, according to SDI's Free-standing Outpatient Surgery Centers Database (2009 data year). Procedures are listed by CPT code, long name description and total volume.

 

CPT code

Long name

Total volume

29881

Arthrs Kne Surg W/meniscectomy Med/lat W/shvg

342,903

29826

Shoulder Scope, Bone Shaving

256,477

29877

Arthrs Knee Debridement/shaving Artclr Crtlg

195,212

29848

Ndsc Wrst Surg W/rls Transvrs Carpl Ligm

150,914

29880

Arthrs Knee W/meniscectomy Med&lat W/shaving

132,800

29827

Arthroscopy Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

117,341

28285

Correction Hammertoe

112,648

29823

Arthroscopy Shoulder Surg Debridement Extensive

110,287

26055

Tendon Sheath Incision

109,201

29824

Arthroscopy Shoulder Distal Claviculectomy

102,311

 

Source: SDI's Free-standing Outpatient Surgery Centers (FOSC) Database, 2009 Data Year. To learn more about SDI, go to www.sdihealth.com or contact James Doyle at (484) 567-6538 or jdoyle@sdihealth.com.

 

Note: SDI distinguishes between HOPs (hospital outpatient surgery centers which are on the same campus as a hospital) and FOSCs (outpatient surgery centers which are not on a hospital campus).

 

The information provided should be utilized for educational purposes only. Please consult with your billing and coding expert. Facilities are ultimately responsible for verifying the reporting policies of individual commercial and MAC/FI carriers prior to claim submissions.

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