Guidance for PCI Without Onsite Surgical Backup Updated

PCI has evolved quickly since SCAI issued its last update almost 9 years ago. The updated statement, published online in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, notes that the proportion of same-day PCI discharges has increased from 4.5% in 2009 to 28.6% in 2017.

The statement also notes that the Medicare facility fee for outpatient PCI in an ASC is about 40% less than the hospital fee: $6,111 versus $10,258 for the facility fee for 2022. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2020 extended coverage for PCIs in ASCs.