8 Statistics About Operating Expenses as a Percent of a Surgery Center's Total Net Revenue

Here are some common operating expenses for ASCs and the average and median percentage they represent of the center's total net revenue from VMG Health's 2008 Intellimarker.

1. Total operating expenses

  • Mean — 81.8 percent
  • Median — 77.0 percent

2. Employee salary and wages
  • Mean — 25.2 percent
  • Median — 23.8 percent

3. Medical and surgical
  • Mean — 21.3 percent
  • Median — 21.2 percent

4. Occupancy costs
  • Mean — 8.3 percent
  • Median — 6.9 percent

5. General and administrative
  • Mean — 7.6 percent
  • Median — 7.1 percent

6. Taxes and benefits
  • Mean — 5.5 percent
  • Median — 5.0 percent

7. Other medical costs
  • Mean — 3.1 percent
  • Median — 1.3 percent

8. Insurance
  • Mean — 1.4 percent
  • Median — 1.0 percent

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