Outpatient performance of complex spine procedures has grown exponentially in recent years, rising from 1,000+ patients in 2014 to over 1,900 patients in 2016.
CMS has Approved ACDF and Lumbar Fusions for the ASC Setting.
Surgical procedures approved for coverage under CMS are that do not generally exceed 90 minutes of operating time, and a total of 4 HOUR recovery time, meaning the average patient will be discharged within 4 hours of the procedure.
Successful program components include patient selection, equipment and supply negotiation, discharge planning, patient satisfaction, committed surgeon partners, scheduling flexibility and efficiency.
for ACDF, Lumbar Fusions and TDR Procedures have been successfully negotiated for SCD facilities.