Data Source: The Health Indicator Warehouse
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are modern health care facilities that focus on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. These centers are a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures for those who do not require an overnight stay after the procedure.
According to the map, Ambulatory Surgery Centers that utilized Medicare in 2013, are located in various regions throughout the United States, with centers primarily located in states in the West, Southwestern and Southeastern region. The darker shaded regions throughout the map indicate higher Medicare utilization among Ambulatory Surgery Centers.