Join the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society


The Texas ASC Society is the only organization dedicated to the representation of Texas surgery centers. TASCS' facility members allow the Texas ASC Society to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy and valuable resources that allow Texas surgery centers to stay competitive and deliver high quality, cost effective care.

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 Facility membership benefits:

  • Up to date information on issues critical to the ASC industry: accreditation, regulations, management, reimbursement, state and federal quality and cost reporting, ethics, managed care and insurance, benchmarking and much more. TASCS makes these numerous and valuable resources easy to locate on its website and ensures that the source content is reliable and authoritative. Many materials are only available to TASCS members.

  • Regular communication through newsletters, email notices, alerts, conferences, webinars and community forums. TASCS also serves as a member resource for interpretation of state state regulations, access to state and federal legislators and identifying appropriate governmental agency contacts.

  • The Texas ASC Society provides industry representation and serves as the primary point of contact for issues related to the ASC industry. As the only surgery center trade association in Texas, TASCS is available to listen to your concerns and address them through the appropriate channels, either through legislative advocacy or regulatory representation.

  • Legislative and regulatory advocacy. TASCS represents surgery center interests in front of legislators, regulatory agencies, media, insurers and other organizations that impact the ASC industry. Through lobbying, TASCS supports legislation that is favorable to the Texas ASC industry and actively opposes harmful legislation. 
  • Membership supports education through annual conferences, webinars and regional meetings. Membership also offers discounted registration fees for these events. TASCS educational events offer the opportunity to gain valuable CEUs for AORN and CASC and networking with surgery center colleagues.

  • Membership also offers numerous leadership opportunities to actively participate in TASCS through board membership, committee service, testifying before committees and other activities that directly allow members to help their fellow surgery centers and actively participate in activities that affect surgery centers. The Texas ASC Society board is composed entirely of member representatives.

  • Networking through conferences and community forums. TASCS conferences bring ASC leaders from across the state together in a common location. TASCS community forums allow surgery centers to communicate directly with their colleagues on surgery center operations, policies and procedures, forms, and other topics that allow centers to look beyond their walls for vital information.

 

Professional Partner (vendor) membership:

  • Vendor membership offers companies that sell products and services to the ASC industry to gain exposure to the Texas surgery center market.

  • Subscription to regular newsletters and industry alerts that keep vendors aware of issues that are important to their prospective customers.  Vendor Highlights within the newsletters.

  • Free advertising on the TASCS website via rotating logo ads and logo placement in the monthly newsletter. 

  • Timely market information specific to the ASC industry through newsletters, members-only website content, social events and more. 

  • Exhibitor discounts at conferences. Annual conference exhibitor fees for non-members are $2,000; vendor members pay $1,500. A $1,000 annual vendor membership essentially has a net cost of $500 in addition to newsletters, ads and networking opportunities.

  • The opportunity to provide educational content at annual conferences and webinars.