Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey

ASCA's online Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey provides valuable quality and performance data about your ASC that you can compare with other participating ASCs.

The survey was designed by ASC benchmarking experts and based on feedback from ASCA members. Participation is open to the entire ASC community.

2018 Benchmarking Survey
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Survey content areas:

  • Volume
  • Quality
  • Operational Measures
  • Outcomes
  • Complications
  • Staffing
  • Financial

Survey features include:

  • Dynamic filtering capabilities that allow you to focus in on the information most relevant to your facility
  • Convenient 24/7 access to your data reports
  • A streamlined, quick-to-complete survey design
  • Real-time data review that helps ensure the accuracy of the data you provide
  • Easy-to-read reports that allow for quick comparisons between your ASC and national and specialty trends

2018 Benchmarking Survey Schedule

Below are the data submission periods and dates the reports will be available for the 2018 survey:

Reporting Period Data Submission Period Reports Available
First Quarter (Q1) April 1 - April 30, 2018 May 15, 2018
Second Quarter (Q2) July 1 - July 31, 2018 August 15, 2018
Third Quarter (Q3) October 1 - October 31, 2018 November 15, 2018
Fourth Quarter (Q4) January 1 - January 31, 2019 February 15, 2019

Subscribe to the 2018 Benchmarking Survey

Purchase a subscription to the 2018 survey ($329 for ASCA members; $499 for nonmembers).

Note: If you subscribed to the 2017 survey, you will need to purchase a new subscription to participate in 2018.

Click below to subscribe online by credit card or check:

Purchase 2018 Subscription

To subscribe via mail, download the benchmarking subscription form.

 Access 2017 Reports

Learn How to Use the Benchmarking Survey

A quick primer on the value of benchmarking for ASCs is Sandra Jones' article, Compare and Improve.

To get started with ASCA's Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, review the Quick Start Guide and watch the overview and demo video below.

New in 2018

New Features:

  • Data Entry Progress Icons
    • These circles appear on the Benchmarking portal homepage, before the title of each section (for example: ⃝ Volume Measures). When all questions in a section have been answered, the circle will turn green.
  • Collapsible/Expandable Help Text
    • This new feature helps streamline data entry pages.
    • Click “Help Text” to open/expand if additional instructions are needed.
    • This feature is supported in Chrome and Firefox browsers. (Note: Internet Explorer users will continue to see all help text fully expanded.)

New Questions:

  • Section II: Quality—Not Reported to Medicare tab
    • Perioperative Blood Glucose Monitoring
      • Question 4a: Number of ASC admissions with a known history of diabetes mellitus who had a blood glucose level determined both on arrival to the facility prior to their procedure/surgery and before discharge.
      • Question 4b: All ASC admissions with a known history of diabetes mellitus.

Changes to 2018 Survey:

  • ASC Profile Section: The “ASC Ownership” answer options have changed for 2018. If you submitted data for this question in previous survey years, your data has been mapped to support the new answer options.
  • Section II: Quality: This section has been broken out into two tabs: “Reported to Medicare” and “Not Reported to Medicare.”
    • The questions regarding intravenous (IV) prophylactic antibiotics administered on time and utilization of a safe surgery checklist have been moved to the “Not Reported to Medicare” tab.
  • Flipped the order for a few questions from a numerator/denominator standpoint
    • Intravenous (IV) Prophylactic Antibiotic Administration
    • Surgical Site Hair Removal
  • Added a required question and “N/A” answer options to some of the multi-part questions

Data Collection Period Closing Schedule

The survey will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the last day of the reporting period.

This time is automated and cannot be changed/extended, so plan accordingly to make sure your data is entered before each deadline.


If you have questions about ASCA's Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey or the online subscription process, please email ASCA at or call our Member Services Team at 703.836.8808.