Here are 50 things to know:
1. Each year, physicians perform more than 23 million procedures in ASCs.
2. There are presently 5,464 Medicare-certified ASCs. There are 5,686 registered
hospitals operating in the United States including nonprofit, for-profit,
federal government, state and local government, psychiatric and long-term
hospitals as well as hospital units in institutions.
3. Approximately 25 percent to 30 percent of ASCs are owned or managed
by multi-facility chains
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