19 most common ASC procedures

Here are the most common procedures for Medicare-certified ASCs in 2018, based on the MedPAC 2020 report to Congress.

 

1. Cataract surgery with IOL insert, stage 1: 18.8 percent of all procedures
2. Upper GI endoscopy, biopsy: 7.9 percent
3. Colonoscopy and biopsy: 6.9 percent
4. Lesion removal colonoscopy (snare technique): 6.2 percent
5. Inject foramen epidural: lumbar, sacral: 4.6 percent
6. After cataract laser surgery: 4.2 percent
7. Inject paravertebral: lumbar, sacral: 3.4 percent
8. Injection spine: lumbar, sacral (caudal): 2.7 percent
9. Colorectal screen, high-risk individual: 2.1 percent
10. Diagnostic colonoscopy: 1.7 percent
11. Colorectal screen, not high-risk individual: 1.7 percent
12. Destroy lumbar/sacral facet joint: 1.7 percent
13. Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic: 1.4 percent
14. Cataract surgery, complex: 1.4 percent
15. Inject paravertebral: 1.1 percent
16. Cystoscopy: 1 percent
17. Inject spine, cervical or thoracic: 1 percent
18. Upper GI endoscopy, diagnosis: 0.9 percent
19. Revision of upper eyelid: 0.9 percent

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