The Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers...

supporting the provision of high quality care and professional standards in ambulatory surgical care organizations.



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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 OAASC Executive Director, Randy Leffler (

What's New

Ohio Medicaid's New Payment System

Resources Available for ASC Members

Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is moving forward with a new payment system for ASCs and Hospital Outpatient Services but as a result of issues in the rule making process, the implementation date has been moved from July1 to August 1, 2017.

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House Votes to Override Numerous Budget Vetoes

Medicaid Freeze Not Included

The Ohio House of Representatives voted Thursday to override 11 of Kasich’s 47 line-item vetoes in the biennial budget (HB 49), but did not vote to override Kasich's veto of the budget bill's freeze on Medicaid expansion enrollment next year.

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Reserve Your Hotel Room for OAASC's Annual Conference

Conference Registration Opens July 7

The Polaris (Columbus) Hilton has opened hotel reservations for the OAASC's annual conference in September. Reservations fill up fast. If you plan to attend and will need overnight rooms, it is recommended that you book your hotel room sooner rather than later.

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OAASC Has an Answer for Your Patient Satisfaction Mandate Concerns

Fields Research, Endorsed Survey Provider for Ohio ASCs

The OAASC has officially endorsed Fields Research, Inc. as our preferred OAS-CAHPS survey vendor and are pleased to announce special pricing exclusively for our members.

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