Paradigm Shift: Outpatient Cardiac and MSK Surgeries in 2024

In 2024, outpatient care for elective cardiac and musculoskeletal surgeries is on the rise, driven by Medicare members catching up on postponed procedures. Technological advancements make outpatient surgeries safer and quicker, with smaller incisions and reduced risks. CMS approval for reimbursement of procedures at Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC’s) supports this trend. Research shows outpatient settings offer shorter stays, lower complications, and reduced costs. Payers need to update policies and ensure network visibility to navigate this shift. TurningPoint offers evidence-based solutions to optimize care and incentivize quality, but maintaining patient safety is crucial.