Did You Know? Quality Reporting at AMSURG ASCs

Did you know that AMSURG has been at the forefront of quality reporting in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry? We were integral in the formation of the ASC Quality Collaboration (ASCQC) back in 2006, which initiated and implemented the development of the first ASC quality standards and measures.

The ASCQC brought together stakeholders – including ASC companies, ASC associations, professional societies, accrediting bodies and government entities – who were interested in demonstrating and documenting the quality patient care available at ASCs. By 2009, AMSURG and other members of the group began voluntarily reporting quality measures on the ASCQC website.

This quarterly “report card” shows results today from more than 1,500 reporting ASCs on quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum. The first four quantify adverse events (where the measured number should be low) while the last two measure desired outcomes (where the count should be near 100 percent). Patient Fall in the ASC Patient Burn Hospital Transfer/AdmissionWrong Site, Side, Patient, Procedure, Implant Prophylactic IV Antibiotic Timing Appropriate Surgical Site Hair Removal

All AMSURG centers are also compliant with new ASC Quality reporting requirements from Medicare.

In addition to these national programs, AMSURG collects, analyzes and reports on additional quality measures at our centers. We are able to compare results from our large network of 240+ surgery centers, enabling us to provide benchmarking data and identify opportunities for improvement.

Taking the lead in quality reporting at AMSURG surgery centers is just another facet of our steadfast commitment to quality patient care.