22 benchmarks to know on ASC characteristics — Facility size, location & more

Here are 22 benchmarks to know about ASC characteristics from a variety of sources in the industry.

VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study is based on an analysis of more than 275 licensed freestanding ASCs, covering more than 1.3 million cases.

Here is the median square footage per facility in each U.S. region:

1. All facilities: 14,805
2. Atlantic: 14,378
3. Midwest: 14,680
4. Mountain: 15,695
5. Northeast: 12,110
6. Pacific: 12,726
7. South: 16,076

Most ASCs are urban and for-profit, according to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission analysis of 2017 CMS data. Here are statistics on the percent of urban, rural, for-profit, nonprofit or government-owned ASCs:

Urban
8. Open in 2010: 92 percent
9. Open in 2016: 92.9 percent
10. New in 2016: 94.4 percent

Rural
11. Open in 2010: 8
12. Open in 2016: 7
13. New in 2016: 5.6

For-profit
14. Open in 2010: 94
15. Open in 2016: 93.8
16. New in 2016: 92.3

Nonprofit
17. Open in 2010: 3.4
18. Open in 2016: 3.5
19. New in 2016: 6.3

Government
20. Open in 2010: 2.5
21. Open in 2016: 2.8
22. New in 2016: 1.4

Note: Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

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