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Ambulatory Surgery Centers were developed over 30 years ago as innovative facilities where patients could have surgery performed in a safe and comfortable setting that does not require an overnight stay. The most common procedures, such as cataract removal, colonoscopy, and knee arthroscopy, are now performed in surgery centers.

Patients have embraced the high quality, safe, and efficient services provided in surgery centers. Over 1.4 million surgeries were performed in Texas ASCs in 2013. A study found that Texas ASCs had an estimated economic impact of $1.7 billion on the 2009 economy, employed over 7,300 Texans, and paid $424 million in 2009 taxes.

Founded in 2003, the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society serves as the surgery center industry’s public policy advocate.







>CMS Releases Emergency Preparedness Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the final rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to plan for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems.
ASCs must comply with the rule by November 2017.

To see how this rule effects ASCs please visit our Emergency Preparedness Rule page. If you have any questions, please contact Nawa Arsala at narsala@ascassociation.org

>NOVITAS: Provider Specialties/Services

NEW: Physician Fee Schedule Look Up Tool, click here to access the tool

Ambulatory Surgical Center has its own page Provider Specialties/Services  . 





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TASCS membership offers a number of benefits including monthly eNewsletters, discounted meeting fees, private website content and free webinars.