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COVID-19 Resource Center

In the wake of COVID-19 crisis, OAASC is dedicated to sorting through the many updates and pieces of information to share and present those most pertinent to the Ambulatory Surgery Center community.  Below you will find several documents provided by the Ohio Department of Health that we believe you will find helpful.  We will also be posting these items on the front page of as a resource center for those in need of information.

1. Governor DeWine issues "Stay at Home" order,
effective midnight, Monday, March 23rd through April 6th.

Review the Stay at Home FAQ provided by the Ohio Department of Health.

2. Executive Order issued for management of non-essential surgeries & procedures.  ODH instructs centers to use the guidance provided in the order to determine urgency of procedures.

3. Sample procedural guidance forms.  Some of our members have provided samples of the forms they are using to evaluate procedures.  Please be advised that these are only examples and provided for reference!

Sample form 1, Sample form 2

4. Communicate with Congress!
Talk to your Senator about what's going on!  Find them here.
Talk to your Representative about what's going on! Find them here.
5. Governor DeWine issues Executive Order for State of Emergency
On March 9th Governor DeWine issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Ohio due to COVID-19. Click here to review the Executive Order.

6. ODH Circulates Documents Relating to Survey Activities and Suspensions Related to Coronavirus
Recently the Ohio Department of Health circulated the following QSO memo from CMS related to COIVD-19 in healthcare facilities.  If you haven’t already, please take a moment to review the following documents:QSO-20-12-All: Suspension of Survey Activities

7. News conferences with the Governor and other announcements can be viewed here.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Ohio's ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). This site is designed to assist the members of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (OAASC) and to promote public awareness of ASCs and their services.
Our association is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided by ambulatory surgery centers in Ohio and to promoting high standards of professional conduct among all organizations providing ambulatory surgical care.
The OAASC is focused on the advancement of the ambulatory surgical center industry through legislative and regulatory advocacy, education, and good information. On a national level, the OAASC works cooperatively with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. This cooperation allows OAASC members to add their voices to the efforts directed toward Congress, the administration, and appropriate agencies.

In Ohio, the OAASC is the only organization exclusively representing the needs of the state's ASC community. We maintain close contact with state agencies and legislators to monitor and impact regulations and legislation that govern ASCs and improve patient safety.

Additionally, we provide members with information to enable their centers to operate using state-of-the-art surgical, technical and administrative procedures. OAASC offers an annual multi-day conference, timely educational offerings including in-person and web seminars and regular e-newsletters on reimbursement, regulatory compliance, quality standards and other industry-specific issues. Additionally, the OAASC has developed a state of the art benchmarking system so that Ohio ASCs measure their quality processes against their peers in the state.

Should you have any questions about information on this site or wish to receive information concerning Ohio's ASCs or the OAASC membership, please feel free to contact Heidi Moss at the OAASC Office (



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