Cost of 9 orthopedic procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs

Claire Wallace -  

Costs of procedures vary between ASCs and HOPDs, with orthopedic procedures for those with original Medicare and no supplement being cheaper at ASCs, according to data from Medicare.gov

Average cost for patients after insurance for nine procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs: 

Carpal tunnel injection 

ASC: $20 

HOPD: $64

Tendon sheath incision for trigger finger 

ASC: $208 

HOPD: $344

Anterior cruciate ligament repair 

ASC: $1,025

HOPD: $1,479

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

ASC: $799 

HOPD: $1,479

Removal of bone cyst or growth of hip or pelvic bone with patient-derived bone graft

ASC: $415

HOPD: $721

Removal of loose or foreign body, arthrotomy, hip

ASC: $798

HOPD: $1,478

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair

ASC: $413

HOPD: $719

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for osteochondritis dissecans with bone grafting, with or without internal fixation (including debridement of base of lesion)

ASC: $930

HOPD: $1,434

Neuroplasty and transposition; ulnar nerve at elbow 

ASC: $287

HOPD: $481

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