The Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers...

supporting the provision of high quality care and professional standards in ambulatory surgical care organizations.



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Welcome and thank you for your interest in Ohio's ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). This site is designed to assist the members of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (OAASC) and to promote public awareness of ASCs and their services.

Our association is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided by ambulatory surgery centers in Ohio and to promoting high standards of professional conduct among all organizations providing ambulatory surgical care.

The OAASC is focused on the advancement of the ambulatory surgical center industry through legislative and regulatory advocacy, education, and good information. On a national level, the OAASC works cooperatively with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. This cooperation allows OAASC members to add their voices to the efforts directed toward Congress, the administration, and appropriate agencies.

In Ohio, the OAASC is the only organization exclusively representing the needs of the state's ASC community. We maintain close contact with state agencies and legislators to monitor and impact regulations and legislation that govern ASCs and improve patient safety.

Additionally, we provide members with information to enable their centers to operate using state-of-the-art surgical, technical and administrative procedures. OAASC offers an annual multi-day conference, timely educational offerings including in-person and web seminars and regular e-newsletters on reimbursement, regulatory compliance, quality standards and other industry-specific issues. Additionally, the OAASC has developed a state of the art benchmarking system so that Ohio ASCs measure their quality processes against their peers in the state.

Should you have any questions about information on this site or wish to receive information concerning Ohio's ASCs or the OAASC membership, please feel free to contact OAASC Executive Director, Randy Leffler (

What's New

BWC Announces 2017 Reimbursement Plans

Two new orthopedic procedures to be added.

The Ohio BWC has announced to the OAASC their plans for ASC reimbursement rates for 2017. BWC-ASC Summit to be held 11/29

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ODH Releases Top 10 ASC Citation for 2016

We'll Address Then All At our Annual Conference

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has officially released the top citations for Medicare certification surveys and Ohio licensure surveys for the past year.

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New Life Safety Codes Impact ASCs

CMS and the Ohio Department of Health have approved the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Codes (LSC) for Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This is the first update to codes in over a decade.

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Study Finds Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients with Private Health Insurance

OAASC Urges Patients to Shop, Compare Prices Before Having Procedures

An analysis of private health insurance claims from across the country found ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) reduce the cost of outpatient surgery by more than $38 billion dollars per year by providing a lower cost site of care compared to hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).

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