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.
There are many Ambulatory Surgery Centers that utilize Medicare in 2007 located in many states across the United States. According to the map shown above the darker shaded regions, located in states from the Western region to the Eastern region of the United States, indicate higher Medicare utilization among Ambulatory Surgery Centers.