National ASC Open House Day
ASCs are an integral part of the health care system, providing critical access to surgical and diagnostic care, including preventive services. Currently, ASCs provide about 40% of all outpatient surgeries and more than 22 million procedures in more than 5,200 Medicare-certified ASCs across the United States.
ASCs that have sponsored Open House Day events in the past have hosted community health fairs, tours of their facilities, special media briefings and much more in recognition of the day. Thanks to these events, thousands who knew little or nothing about ASCs before have learned about the many benefits ASCs offer their patients and communities. Some who participated are now among the industry’s strongest advocates.