American College of Surgeons Supports ASC Quality and Access Act of 2011

The American College of Surgeons has announced its support for the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2011, according to an ASCA release.

In its letter of support, the ACS stated, "The legislation is consistent with the College's principles of improving patient access to care, promoting high quality care and curbing rising healthcare costs. Not only have ASCs been shown to save Medicare more than $3 billion per year as an alternative setting to the hospital outpatient department, but they also provide a lower cost option for patients in need of surgical care."

The ASC Association has expressed gratitude for ACS' support, and the two organizations will work together to press for passage of the legislation.

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