Thus, we believe that these procedures may be operated on at a FSASC with slightly less stringent exclusion criteria.
Having criteria for determining FSASC eligibility is crucial to maximize value by striking a balance between performing as many ambulatory procedures at a FSASC without compromising patient safety and quality.
Although FSASCs offer cost effective care that satisfies patients, we must understand that certain patients cannot have their surgeries at these venues.
The number of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (FSASCs) has grown rapidly over the past two decades, from 239 in 1983 to well over 3,300 in the 2000's.
As medical care migrates to outpatient venues, FSASCs are being asked to accommodate higher risk patients undergoing higher acuity procedures.