112 ASC operating, staff expense benchmarks to know

Here are 112 benchmarks on ASC operating expenses from VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.

The study is based on 2016 and 2017 data from over 275 centers, encompassing a surgical case volume of over 1.3 million.

Per operating room:

Employee salaries and wages

1. All facilities: $480,000
2. Atlantic: $451,000
3. Midwest: $428,000
4. Mountain: $434,000
5. Northeast: $564,000
6. Pacific: $662,000
7. South: $453,000

Taxes and benefits

8. All facilities: $112,000
9. Atlantic: $110,000
10. Midwest: $95,000
11. Mountain: $105,000
12. Northeast: $128,000
13. Pacific: $138,000
14. South: $106,000

Occupancy costs

15. All facilities: $141,000
16. Atlantic: $134,000
17. Midwest: $137,000
18. Mountain: $142,000
19. Northeast: $140,000
20. Pacific: $172,000
21. South: $137,000

Drugs and medical supplies

22. All facilities: $549,000
23. Atlantic: $503,000
24. Midwest: $598,000
25. Mountain: $534,000
26. Northeast: $498,000
27. Pacific: $609,000
28. South: $551,000

Other medical costs

29. All facilities: $9,000
30. Atlantic: $11,000
31. Midwest: $16,000
32. Mountain: $8,000
33. Northeast: $20,000
34. Pacific: $14,000
35. South: $7,000

Insurance

36. All facilities: $14,000
37. Atlantic: $16,000
38. Midwest: $13,000
39. Mountain: $11,000
40. Northeast: $16,000
41. Pacific: $17,000
42. South: $13,000

General and administrative

43. All facilities: $362,000
44. Atlantic: $354,000
45. Midwest: $379,000
46. Mountain: $321,000
47. Northeast: $468,000
48. Pacific: $417,000
49. South: $343,000

Total operating expense

50. All facilities: $1,692,000
51. Atlantic: $1,578,000
52. Midwest: $1,723,000
53. Mountain: $1,682,000
54. Northeast: $1,764,000
55. Pacific: $2,155,000
56. South: $1,666,000

Per case:

Employee salaries and wages

57. All facilities: $415,000
58. Atlantic: $361,000
59. Midwest: $393,000
60. Mountain: $469,000
61. Northeast: $408,000
62. Pacific: $514,000
63. South: $407,000

Taxes and benefits

64. All facilities: $98,000
65. Atlantic: $90,000
66. Midwest: $89,000
67. Mountain: $108,000
68. Northeast: $94,000
69. Pacific: $110,000
70. South: $93,000

Occupancy costs

71. All facilities: $122,000
72. Atlantic: $106,000
73. Midwest: $110,000
74. Mountain: $139,000
75. Northeast: $118,000
76. Pacific: $141,000
77. South: $124,000

Drugs and medical supplies

78. All facilities: $464,000
79. Atlantic: $377,000
80. Midwest: $525,000
81. Mountain: $495,000
82. Northeast: $436,000
83. Pacific: $539,000
84. South: $502,000

Other medical costs

85. All facilities: $8,000
86. Atlantic: $8,000
87. Midwest: $16,000
88. Mountain: $8,000
89. Northeast: $14,000
90. Pacific: $10,000
91. South: $8,000

Insurance

92. All facilities: $12,000
93. Atlantic: $13,000
94. Midwest: $14,000
95. Mountain: $10,000
96. Northeast: $12,000
97. Pacific: $13,000
98. South: $12,000

General and administrative

99. All facilities: $314,000
100. Atlantic: $283,000
101. Midwest: $385,000
102. Mountain: $319,000
103. Northeast: $305,000
104.Pacific: $279,000
105. South: $348,000

Total operating expense

106. All facilities: $1,489,000
107. Atlantic: $1,261,000
108. Midwest: $1,527,000
109. Mountain: $1,597,000
110. Northeast: $1,430,000
111. Pacific: $1,635,000
112. South: $1,503,000

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