Spinal approach ranks among most expensive ASC procedures


Total disc arthroplasty using the anterior approach was the 23rd most expensive procedure done in ASCs in 2019, according to a Definitive Healthcare ranking.

Definitive Healthcare compiled data on 2019 all-payer medical claims from multiple U.S. medical claims clearinghouses. The dataset is updated monthly.

Three key insights:

1. The total charges for code 0375T were $648,868, with 15 of these procedures done in ASCs in 2019.

2. The average per-procedure charge for total disc arthroplasty via the anterior approach was $43,258.

3. A breast reconstruction procedure was the most expensive one done at ASCs in 2019. Also making the list of most expensive ASC procedures were ones involving implant neurostimulator pulse generators, cochlear devices and defibrillator services.

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