Ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, are facilities where surgeries that do not require hospital admission are performed. ASCs provide cost-effective services and a convenient environment that is less stressful than what many hospitals can offer.
Patients who choose to have surgery in an ASC arrive on the day of their procedure, have their surgery in a fully equipped operating room and recover under the care of highly skilled nurses, all without hospital admission. Whether they are young or old or somewhere in between, patients and their families benefit from the comfortable environment ASCs offer.
ASCs may perform surgeries in several specialties or dedicate their services to one specialty, such as eye care or sports medicine.
Financial Clearance Policy
Effective May 26, 2020, Emory Healthcare introduced a new Financial Clearance Policy that requires all self-pay patients, and patients with high-deductible plans, to pay at least 25% of their estimated total payment responsibility before non-emergency services are performed. This policy does not apply to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) services.