Gastroenterology ASCs 22% of all centers billing Medicare in 2016 - 33 statistics

Written by Angie Stewart | April 24, 2018 | Print  |

Surgery centers with more than two specialties accounted for 30 percent of ASCs billing Medicare in 2016, and single-specialty gastroenterology centers accounted for 22 percent, according to The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's March 2018 report to Congress. 

The report defines a "single-specialty ASC" as one with more than 67 percent of its Medicare claims in one clinical specialty and a "multispecialty ASC" as one with more than 67 percent of its Medicare claims in more than one clinical specialty. The sum of multispecialty percentages doesn't equal the total due to rounding.

Here's a breakdown on the specializations that billed Medicare in 2016.

Single-specialty
1. Number of ASCs: 2,876
2. Share of all ASCs: 61 percent

Gastroenterology
3. Number of ASCs: 1,025
4. Share of all ASCs: 22 percent

Ophthalmology
5. Number of ASCs: 1,015
6. Share of all ASCs: 21 percent

Pain management
7. Number of ASCs: 356
8. Share of all ASCs: 8 percent

Dermatology
9. Number of ASCs: 180
10. Share of all ASCs: 4 percent

Urology
11. Number of ASCs: 123
12. Share of all ASCs: 3 percent

Podiatry
13. Number of ASCs: 90
14. Share of all ASCs: 2 percent

Orthopedics/musculoskeletal
15. Number of ASCs: 29
16. Share of all ASCs: Less than 1 percent

Respiratory
17. Number of ASCs: 20
18. Share of all ASCs: Less than 1 percent

OB/GYN
19. Number of ASCs: 15
20. Share of all ASCs: Less than 1 percent

Cardiology
21. Number of ASCs: 13
22. Share of all ASCs: Less than 1 percent

Other
23. Number of ASCs: 10
24. Share of all ASCs: Less than 1 percent

Multispecialty
25. Number of ASCs: 1,855
26. Share of all ASCs: 39 percent

More than two specialties
27. Number of ASCs: 1,403
28. Share of all ASCs: 30 percent

Pain management and either neurology or orthopedics
29. Number of ASCs: 273
30. Share of all ASCs: 6 percent

Gastroenterology and ophthalmology
31. Number of ASCs: 179
32. Share of all ASCs: 4 percent

33. Total number of ASCs: 4,731

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