Accelerate Your Growth

Power your team with the highest quality, daily updated intelligence on hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers

Emphasis in the healthcare industry has shifted from inpatient to outpatient procedures, driven in part by the rise of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Though ASCs and other outpatient centers have their advantages, such as shorter wait times and the potential for lower costs, they don’t always have the capabilities of a hospital with an inpatient facility. One advantage of inpatient facilities is the wealth of resources available. If there are complications during a procedure, a hospital is more likely to have the staff and technology on hand to treat the patient without transporting them to another facility.

Of the top 20 inpatient procedures, 60 percent experienced a decline in procedure volume from 2014-2015. The procedure that experienced the greatest decline is “procedure on a single vessel,” (ICD-9 code 0040), while the procedure that experienced the greatest growth in performance volume is “venous catheterization for renal dialysis,” (ICD-9 code 3895). Increase in the procedure volume of renal dialysis catheterization aligns with the overall growth in demand for dialysis treatments in the U.S., as the number of Americans diagnosed with end-stage renal disease increases by approximately 5 percent every year.

Top 20 Inpatient Procedures by Volume (Medicare)

Definitive's Healthcare Insights are developed with data from the Definitive Healthcare platform. Want even more insights? Start a Free Trial now and get access to the highest quality data and intelligence on hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

ICD-9 CodeDescriptionProceduresTrendExplore This Dataset
1. 9904 Transfusion of packed cells 881,602 -14.7% Explore This Profile
2. 3995 Hemodialysis 569,938 -2.8% Explore This Profile
3. 3893 Venous catheterization 514,562 +5.2% Explore This Profile
4. 8856 Coronary arteriography using two catheters 404,671 +7.8% Explore This Profile
5. 9604 Insertion of endotracheal tube 361,290 -1.0% Explore This Profile
6. 8872 Diagnostic ultrasound of heart 357,268 -5.5% Explore This Profile
7. 3897 Central venous catheter placement with guidance 352,518 -16.9% Explore This Profile
8. 3722 Left heart cardiac catheterization 342,173 -0.9% Explore This Profile
9. 9390 Non-invasive mechanical ventilation 318,981 +4.5% Explore This Profile
10. 8154 Total knee replacement 318,122 +4.8% Explore This Profile
11. 9671 Continuous invasive mechanical ventilation for less than 96 consecutive hours 300,975 -.01% Explore This Profile
12. 8853 Angiocardiography of left heart structures 267,998 -4.9% Explore This Profile
13. 4516 Esophagogastroduodenoscopy EGD with closed biopsy 262,606 +3.1% Explore This Profile
14. 4513 Other endoscopy of small intestine 203,993 -3.7% Explore This Profile
15. 0066 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or coronary atherectomy 192,481 +2.0% Explore This Profile
16. 0040 Procedure on single vessel 192,011 -22.9% Explore This Profile
17. 9672 Continuous invasive mechanical ventilation for 96 consecutive hours or more 179,961 -1.5% Explore This Profile
18. 3895 Venous catheterization for renal dialysis 166,695 +19.6% Explore This Profile
19. 8151 Total hip replacement 164,579 +8.4% Explore This Profile
20. 3591 Thoracentesis 161,129 -4.9% Explore This Profile