Throughout Georgia, surgery centers are performing a variety of procedures and can yield major savings for Medicare, based on Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America data.
Here are four key notes:
1. In 2014, Georgia ASCs performed 22,035 upper GI procedures.
2. Medicare saved $6 million from Georgia ASCs performing upper GI procedures in 2014.
3. By moving colonoscopies to ASCs, Georgia patients saved more than $12 million.
4. Medicare saved $28 million on cataract procedures by shifting those cases to Georgia ASCs.