Top 10 emerging technology procedures in 2021
Emerging technologies consist of new and developing technologies across a variety of industries, such as education, business and science. Definitive Healthcare currently tracks more than 300 emerging technologies in the medical field.
Below, we rank the top 10 emerging technology procedures by number of procedures.
Top 10 emerging technology CPT codes by number of procedures in 2021
|Rank||CPT code||CPT description||# total procedures||Avg charge/procedure||Explore dataset|
|1||0042T||Cerebral perfusion analysis CT with blood flow & volume||107,420||$1,016||Explore|
|2||0191T||Anterior segment insertion drainage without reservoir internal||81,937||$4,309||Explore|
|3||0376T||Anterior segment insertion drainage without reservoir each additional||28,784||$2,280||Explore|
|4||0356T||Insertion of drug implant into lacrimal canaliculus for IOP||24,056||$704||Explore|
|5||0232T||NJX platelet plasma with IMG harvest/preparation||22,877||$2,096||Explore|
|6||0055T||Computer-assisted musculoskeletal navigational orthopedic CT/MRI||17,316||$5,448||Explore|
|7||0509T||Pattern electroretinography with interpretation & report||13,284||$185||Explore|
|8||0373T||Adaptive behavioral treatment with protocol modification each 15 min tech time||10,032||$1,064||Explore|
|9||0358T||BIA whole body composition assessment with interpretation & report||7,213||$50||Explore|
|10||0275T||Percutaneous laminotomy/laminectomy indirect image guidance lumbar||6,938||$8,480||Explore|
Which emerging technology had the most procedures in 2021?
CPT code 0042T, cerebral perfusion analysis CT with blood flow & volume, had the most procedures with 107,420. Code 0042T accounted for just around one-third of the total top 10 procedures. Across the top 10 procedures, there were 319,857 total procedures and an average of 31,986 procedures.
The most expensive technology among the top 10 was code 0275T, percutaneous laminotomy/laminectomy indirect image guidance lumbar, which had an average charge of $8,480 per procedure. This is nearly 56% more expensive than the second most expensive code, 0055T, computer-assisted musculoskeletal navigational orthopedic CT/MRI, which had an average charge of $5,448 per procedure. Across the top 10 procedures, the average charge per procedure was $2,563.
What effect do emerging technologies have?
Emerging technologies refer to advancements that transform industries and greatly impact economic and social areas. They typically have high growth potential from considerable secular, thematic or disruptive growth, which contributes to their ability to secure venture capital. Emerging technologies generally will become more widely available in 5-10 years.
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