Medicare PaymentsMedicare payments for the top 10 current procedural terminology codes performed by ASCs are expected to remain relatively stable in 2019 compared to 2018, according to VMG Health.

66984: Cataract surgery with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (one-stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique
Estimated 2017 payments: $1,172
Estimated 2018 payments: $1,206
Estimated 2019 payments: $1,182

45380: Colonoscopy, flexible; with biopsy, single or multiple
Estimated 2017 medicare payments: $216
Estimated 2018 medicare payments: $228
Estimated 2019 medicare payments: $237

63685: Insertion or replacement of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling
Estimated 2017 payments: $178
Estimated 2018 payments: $221
Estimated 2019 payments: $219

43239: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, transoral; biopsy; single or multiple
Estimated 2017 payments: $151
Estimated 2018 payments: $180
Estimated 2019 payments: $182

63650: Implant neuroelectrodes
Estimated 2017 payments: $146
Estimated 2018 payments: $166
Estimated 2019 payments: $161

45385: Colonoscopy, flexible; with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) by snare technique
Estimated 2017 payments: $118
Estimated 2018 payments: $156
Estimated 2019 payments: $162

64483: Injection(s), anesthetic agent and/or steroid, transforaminal epidural, with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT); lumbar or sacral, single level
Estimated 2017 payments: $99
Estimated 2018 payments: $101
Estimated 2019 payments: $114

0191T: Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drainage device, without extraocular reservoir, internal approach, into the trabecular meshwork; initial insertion
Estimated 2017 payments: $94
Estimated 2018 payments: $96
Estimated 2019 payments: $100

66982: Cataract surgery, complex
Estimated 2017 payments: $86
Estimated 2018 payments: $89
Estimated 2019 payments: $87

64635: Destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint nerve(s), with imaging guidance; lumbar or sacral, single facet joint
Estimated 2017 payments: $69
Estimated 2018 payments: $75
Estimated 2019 payments: $74

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