Sage Transparency, a healthcare transparency database from the Employee's Forum of Indiana, has named the ASCs charging the highest percentage above Medicare payments to commercial insurers in every state based on the facility's Medicare reimbursement rate.
In three states, the most costly ASCs focus on orthopedic and spine care.
Sage's facility prices include the service fees but do not include physician fees. The rankings are based on data collected from over 2,000 ASCs nationwide.
Three states where the ASCs with the highest prices relative to Medicare are focused on orthopedic and spine care:
New Mexico: New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Center (Albuquerque)
South Carolina: The Southeastern Spine Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center (Mount Pleasant)
Washington: Northwest Orthopaedic Surgeons (Mount Vernon)