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Blue Shield of CA Recommends Use of ASCs Over Hospitals
Becker's Hospital Review

Blue Shield of California recommends the use of a network ambulatory surgery center over a network hospital for outpatient surgery as a way to save money in an article in its Sept. Now I Know newsletter. The article, titled “Call it out: Switching to ambulatory surgery centers reduces costs,” compares the charges for a tonsillectomy at a Los Angeles area network hospital and network ASC as an example of the possible savings when using a surgery center.