16 statistics on Medicare cases in ASCs resulting in subsequent hospital visits

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In 2014, 1.1 percent of all Medicare cases performed in ASCs resulted in subsequent hospital visits within three days of surgery; 2 percent resulted in hospital visits within seven days of surgery, according to MedPAC’s Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy in March 2017.

The subsequent visits to the hospital include inpatient admissions, observation services and emergency department visits. The visits don’t include hospital visits for trauma or mental health services.

Here is the number of Medicare cases performed in the ASC that resulted in subsequent hospital visits within three days of their surgery.

1. All ASCs: 51,146
2. Multispecialty: 22,348
3. Single Specialty: 28,798
4. Ophthalmology: 8,082
5. Gastroenterology: 13,821
6. Pain management: 3,365
7. Urology: 2,654
8. Cardiology: 133

Here is the number of Medicare cases performed in the ASC that resulted in subsequent hospital visits within seven days of their surgery.

9. All ASCs: 96,740
10. Multispecialty: 41,242
11. Single Specialty: 55,498
12. Ophthalmology: 16,827
13. Gastroenterology: 25,333
14. Pain management: 7,316
15. Urology: 4,416
16. Cardiology: 259

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