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Study: Employers save billions at ASCs over hospital outpatient settings
Modern Healthcare

Employers and consumers could save billions by shifting more surgeries out of hospital outpatient settings to ambulatory surgery centers, according to a new study by Healthcare Bluebook.

Commercial payers save $38 billion annually when patients get care in ASCs, Healthcare Bluebook found. Patients could save another $41 billion if they had their surgeries performed in ASCs rather than in hospital outpatient facilities and the savings required no sacrifice in quality, the study showed.

The American Hospital Association questioned the study’s methodology.