48 statistics to know on ASC staffing, operating expenses

Here are 48 statistics to know on staffing and operating expenses for ASCs: 

For most ASC companies, 20 percent to 29.9 percent of revenue goes toward salary and benefits expenses, according to HealthCare Appraisers' 2018 ASC Valuation Survey. HealthCare Appraisers surveyed 15 respondents representing more than 700 surgery centers across the U.S. to formulate the percentage of revenue observed for various operating expenses:

Salary and benefits
1. 10 percent to 19.9 percent: 7 percent
2. 20 percent to 29.9 percent: 87 percent
3. 30 percent to 39.9 percent: 7 percent

Drugs, medical supplies and implantables
4. 10 percent to 19.9 percent: 40 percent
5. 20 percent to 29.9 percent: 60 percent

Occupancy
6. 0 percent to 9.9 percent: 33 percent
7. 10 percent to 19.9 percent: 60 percent
8. 20 percent to 29.9 percent: 7 percent

Here are statistics on ASC staff hours per case and full-time equivalents from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2018.

Nurse hours per case
9. Mean: 6.6
10. 25th percentile: 5.1
11. Median: 6.3
12. 75th percentile: 7.6
13. 90th percentile: 9.4

Tech hours per case
14. Mean: 3
15. 25th percentile: 2.2
16. Median: 2.8
17. 75th percentile: 3.5
18. 90th percentile: 4.6

Administrative hours per case
19. Mean: 4.3
20. 25th percentile: 3.1
21. Median: 3.9
22. 75th percentile: 5
23. 90th percentile: 6.3

Total hours per case
24. Mean: 13.6
25. 25th percentile: 11.2
26. Median: 13.2
27. 75th percentile: 15.6
28. 90th percentile: 18.2

Nurse staff
29. Mean: 15
30. 25th percentile: 9
31. Median: 13
32. 75th percentile: 19
33. 90th percentile: 24

Tech staff
34. Mean: 7
35. 25th percentile: 4
36. Median: 6
37. 75th percentile: 9
38. 90th percentile: 12

Administrative staff
39. Mean: 9
40. 25th percentile: 6
41. Median: 8
42. 75th percentile: 11
43. 90th percentile: 15

Total FTE
44. Mean: 31
45. 25th percentile: 20
46. Median: 28
47. 75th percentile: 39
48. 90th percentile: 50

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