Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Ambulatory Surgery Centers

ASCs have emerged nationwide as high-quality, cost-effective alternatives to inpatient surgical services.

The evolution of ambulatory surgery centers across the country is a clear example of healthcare transformation in action. Largely under physician leadership, ASCs have emerged nationwide as high-quality, cost-effective alternatives to inpatient surgical services. Ease of scheduling, shorter patient stays, and better accessibility for patients are some of the numerous benefits boosting the appeal of ASCs. But the landscape is changing. While the Affordable Care Act tends to low-cost outpatient services, market opportunities have shifted from building freestanding ASCs toward consolidation and increased partnering between ASCs and hospitals, driven by cost pressure from payors and rapidly changing clinical standards.

ECG is prepared to help ASC and hospital leadership, physician groups, and payors with their most pressing surgery center challenges. Our ASC specialists have worked at the forefront of the ambulatory surgery industry and have firsthand knowledge of the strategic, financial, and operational challenges facing today’s centers. With the added expertise of our new partner, Eveia Health Consulting and Management, ECG is the industry leader in serving ASCs.