What is an ASC?
Ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, are modern healthcare facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. ASCs have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of Americans by providing them with a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures—and done so with a strong track record of quality care and positive patient outcomes.
by the Numbers
Medicare program and beneficiary savings
Total procedures performed
Medicare procedures performed
Medicare cataract surgeries are performed in ASCs
Medicare colonoscopies are performed in ASCs
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary (PSPS) data, 2019 to 2021