19 ASC benchmarks on quality, EHR use & more

Here are 19 benchmarks on EHR use, quality and more from several sources across the industry:

The following data is based on the ASC Quality Collaboration's Quality Report from the second quarter of 2018. There were 1,586 ASCs participating. The data was collected April 1through June 30. There were 986 multispecialty ASCs and 600 single specialty ASCs representing every state except Vermont.

1. Patient fall rate per 1,000 ASC admissions: 0.096

2. Patient burn rate per 1,000 ASC admissions: 0.015

3. Hospital transfers/admissions per 1,000 ASC admissions: 0.944

4. Rate of wrong site, side, patient, procedure, implant per 1,000 ASC admissions: 0.025

5. Rate of timely prophylactic IV antibiotic administration: 98 percent

6. Percentage of ASC admissions with appropriate surgical site hair removal: 98 percent

7. Percentage of eligible ASC patients with normothermia: 97 percent

8. Percentage of ASC cataract surgery patients with unplanned anterior vitrectomy: 0.44 percent

9. Rate of toxic anterior segment syndrome per 1,000 admissions: 0.12

10. Rate of emergency department visits within one day of discharge per 1,000 admissions: 0.86

11. Rate of unplanned hospital admissions within one day of ASC discharge per 1,000 admissions: 0.43

The following statistics are from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's second quarter 2018 Clinical and Operational Benchmarking Survey.

12. Sixty percent of ASCs that participated in the survey were multispecialty, while the remaining 40 percent were single-specialty.

13. Fifty percent of ASCs surveyed use EHRs.

14. Of the ASCs that participated in the survey, 42 percent have been open for more than 15 years, 16 percent have been open for seven to 10 years and 24 percent have been open for 11 to 15 years.

15. Fifty percent of the ASCs surveyed were in suburban areas, 31 percent were in urban areas and 19 percent were in rural areas.

The following statistics on payment models are from the 2018 HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report.

16. Current patient participation in fee-for-service programs: 71 percent
17. Current patient participation in value-based programs: 23 percent

18. Projected participation in fee-for-service programs within three years: 49 percent
19. Projected participation in value-based programs within three years: 46 percent

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