Georgia ASCs performed nearly 22k upper GI procedures in 2014 — How much did Medicare save?

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.

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