24 Statistics on Medicare-Certified ASC Growth

Here are 24 statistics on the growth of Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers between 2004 and 2011, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.  
Number of centers:

•    In 2004: 4,033
•    In 2005: 4,328
•    In 2006: 4,567
•    In 2007: 4,838
•    In 2008: 5,045
•    In 2009: 5,157
•    In 2010: 5,252
•    In 2011: 5,344

Number of new centers:

•    In 2004: 367
•    In 2005: 354
•    In 2006: 328
•    In 2007: 345
•    In 2008: 281
•    In 2009: 218
•    In 2010: 189
•    In 2011: 153

Net percent growth in center numbers from the previous year:

•    In 2004: 6.7 percent
•    In 2005: 7.3 percent
•    In 2006: 5.5 percent
•    In 2007: 5.9 percent
•    In 2008: 4.3 percent
•    In 2009: 2.2 percent
•    In 2010: 1.8 percent
•    In 2011: 1.8 percent

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