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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are modern health care facilities that offer same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. Learn about the high-quality care and savings that ASCs provide, and find a facility near you.


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New Podcast Episode: CMS’ 2021 Proposed Payment Rule

ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Regulatory Counsel and Director of Government Affairs Kara Newbury discuss Medicare’s 2021 proposed ASC payment rule.

ASC Quality Collaboration Targets Improved Reporting

ASC Quality Collaboration Executive Director Ann Shimek talks about the ways the organization is working to improve access to meaningful data about the quality of care ASCs and other outpatient surgery providers deliver.

New Podcast Episode: “The Risk of Delaying Certain Elective Procedures”

ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and gastroenterologist Tom Deas, MD, discuss some of the risks inherent in delaying nonemergent surgical procedures, including screening colonoscopies.

New Podcast Episode: “A Progress Report on Resuming Elective Surgery”

ASCA CEO Bill Prentice talks to Mississippi Valley Health President and CEO Michael Patterson about changes and challenges ASCs are experiencing as patients return for care.

New Podcast Episode: “ASCs by the Numbers”

Health economist Elizabeth Munnich, PhD, talks about the value ASCs provide and opportunities for expanding patient access to the benefits they offer.