Medicare's Procedure Price Lookup tool allows patients to compare the cost of services at ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.
Total costs and CPT codes for six orthopedic procedures:
Editor's note: The total cost is the "Medicare approved amount." In Original Medicare, Medicare generally pays 80 percent of this amount and the patient pays 20 percent.
20610: Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule
29881: Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope
29827: Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope
64721: Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand
23040: Incision to repair shoulder joint
29879: Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; abrasion arthroplasty (includes chondroplasty where necessary) or multiple drilling or microfracture