June 24, 2024

Ambulatory endoscopy management strategies keep patients, finances healthy

Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is one of the most common procedures in the US. Performed more than 17.1 million times per year in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings as well as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), GI procedures account for 68% of all endoscopies, according to a May 2022 article in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Among Medicare-certified, single-specialty ASCs, endoscopy is the most common focus, and 37% of certified multi-specialty facilities have an endoscopy service line.

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