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Ambulatory Surgical Centers
As you know, an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a health care facility that specializes in providing surgery and diagnostic services in an outpatient setting. When patients are referred appropriately to in-network ASCs, health care costs can be reduced, as shown below.
|Procedure||Outpatient Hospital||Ambulatory Surgery Center||Potential Savings|
|Esophagogastroduodenoscopy With Biopsy||$2,945||$1,085||63%|
|Repair Initial Inguinal Hernia||$6,417||$2,903||55%|
|Surgical Arthroscopy (knee)||$7,013||$3,769||46%|
|Surgical Arthroscopy (Shoulder)||$13,345||$9,081||32%|
|Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy||$4,609||$2,078||55%|
|This information does not take into account the severity of a patient's illness. Costs are based on average CareFirst member's costs in 2016 and may not represent your patient's actual cost of care for the same services.|
CareFirst offers a wide range of accredited Ambulatory Surgery Centers that are appropriate in various clinical situations. To find an in-network facility or other network provider, use our Find a Provider search.