3 spine procedures that cost hundreds less at ASCs

Certain spine procedures cost significantly less when performed at ASCs instead of hospital outpatient departments, according to Medicare's Procedure Price Lookup tool.

Cost comparison for three spine procedures:

1. 64483: Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance
ASC: $394
HOPD: $764

2. 62323: Injection of substance into spinal canal of lower back or sacrum using imaging guidance
ASC: $308
HOPD: $598

3. 64493: Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance
ASC: $394
HOPD: $764 

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