10 states with the highest average orthopedic case volume per ASC

CMS released the ASC Quality Reporting data for the 2018 payment year, with data collected between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. The data covers the average number of procedures in select specialties per state.

In the musculoskeletal category, the following procedures are included in the average procedure count per state:

• Bone implant removal
• Forearm and wrist surgery
• Hand and finger surgery
• Foot and toe surgery
• Shoulder surgery
• Shoulder endoscopy
• Wrist endoscopy
• Knee endoscopy

Click here for further information on the surgical procedure codes included in the counts.

The procedure data covers all surgeries performed at ASCs and reported through the ASC Quality Reporting program, not just those involving Medicare patients. The 10 states with the most orthopedic procedures per ASC on average are:

1. New York: 1,768
2. New Mexico: 1,613
3. North Carolina: 1,535
4. Iowa: 1,498
5. Rhode Island: 1,411
6. Nevada: 1,402
7. Alabama: 1,389
8. Tennessee: 1,361
9. Maine: 1,343
10. Connecticut: 1,277

Note that data is the average for ASCs statewide.

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