ASC Quality Collaboration Quality Report
1st Quarter 2021
During 2020, the ASC Quality Collaboration developed a new data platform for the collection and reporting of ambulatory surgical center (ASC) quality data. Aggregate data for the entire year 2020 was posted in May of 2021. Starting with this report, data will again be posted quarterly. First Quarter 2021 data is shown alongside the aggregate 2020 data for comparison. As further 2021 quarterly data becomes available, it will be added to these graphs.
It should be noted that two measures have been retired from this report since the 2019 quality data was posted. These two measures are Prophylactic IV Antibiotic Timing and Appropriate Surgical Site Hair Removal. As a result, data for these two measures are no longer included in the quality report. However, the specifications for those two measures are still included in the Implementation Guide.
This public report has been made possible through the voluntary efforts of participants in the ASC Quality Collaboration. The following organizations agreed to collect and submit clinical quality data reflecting patient admissions* from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021: Ambulatory Surgery Center Association; AMSURG; California Ambulatory Surgery Association; Covenant Physician Partners; HCA Ambulatory Surgery Division; Practice Partners in Healthcare, Inc.; Regent Surgical Health; Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA); Surgery Partners; United Surgical Partners International (USPI); ValueHealth; and Visionary Enterprises, Inc.
This report presents aggregated performance data for ASC facility-level quality measures developed by the ASC Quality Collaboration:
This data and the accompanying information do not present all there is to know about the quality of ASCs. Patients are encouraged to discuss these quality indicators with their local ASC staff and their physician.
The data presented here has been self-reported by participating organizations and has not been independently validated by the ASC Quality Collaboration.
Questions or comments regarding this report may be directed to Kathy Wilson, Executive Director, ASC Quality Collaboration at firstname.lastname@example.org.