10 Most Frequently Provided Ambulatory Surgery Center Services

Here are the 10 most frequently provided ambulatory surgery center services in 2009, along with their percent of total volume, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) March 2011 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy.

1. Cataract surgery w/IOL insert, 1 stage — 18.1%
2. Upper GI endoscopy, biopsy — 8.0%
3. Colonoscopy and biopsy — 5.5%
4. Diagnostic colonoscopy — 4.6%
5. After cataract laser surgery — 4.4%
6. Lesion removal colonoscopy — 4.4%
7. Injection spine: lumbar, sacral (caudal) — 3.6%
8. Inject foramen epidural: lumbar, sacral — 3.6%
9. Inject paravertebral: lumbar, sacral add on — 2.8%
10. Inject foramen epidural add on — 2.0%

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