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Ambulatory Surgery Centers

SIC 8093 | NAICS 621493

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Emergency & Outpatient Care Centers  (view report)
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

VMG Health
Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker

Industry trends section of this annual benchmarking study provides an overview of the ASC market, with topics covered in this section including number of facilities, ASC facility concentration by state, top multi-site operators, factors affecting outpatient surgery volume, Medicare payment trends, top surgical procedures, and regulatory considerations. Study is available free online with registration.

Outpatient Surgical Centers

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
ASC Focus Magazine

Monthly trade association publication features news and information for the ASC industry, with topics covered in the magazine including industry trends, clinical care, patient safety, facilities management, operations benchmarking, payment models, finances, human resources, and regulatory compliance. Publication is available at no charge to all ASCA members and by paid subscription to nonmembers.

Herrin Publishing Partners, LP
Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for outpatient surgical facility personnel, with topics addressed in this publication including business management, reimbursement, coding, billing, and collections, benchmarking, healthcare information technology, and legal and regulatory matters. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine are available online with registration.

Becker's Healthcare
Becker's ASC Review

Bimonthly trade journal features business, clinical, and legal guidance on topics relevant to outpatient surgery facilities including development and expansion, joint ventures, and regulatory and compliance, as well as insights and analysis for specialties such as gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and spine, ENT, bariatrics, and neurosurgery. Digital editions of this journal are available free online.

Future Market Insights
Ambulatory Surgical Center Market

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the ASC market in the U.S. and other countries, with information provided for North America including market forecasts by country (e.g., U.S., Canada), type (e.g., single-specialty, multi-specialty), modality (e.g., hospital-based, freestanding), and specialty (e.g., gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain/neurology, urology, dermatology, and other).

TMR Research
Ambulatory Surgical & Emergency Centers Market

Market research report analyses the market for this healthcare provider sector on a global basis, with topics covered in the North America market section including key findings and developments, policies and regulations, price trend analysis, and market forecasts by center type (e.g., hospital-based, free- standing) and specialty (e.g., ophthalmology, orthopedic, gastroenterology, and pain management).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Ambulatory Surgical Centers  Search for "621493"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

VMG Health
Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker

Annual benchmarking study provides detailed financial and operating performance data for ambulatory surgical centers, with data provided in the study including income statements, balance sheets, liquidity ratios, case volume summary, case volume mix, payor mix, revenue per case by specialty, operating expenses, EBITDA margins, and facility size and costs. Study is available free online with registration.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Salary and Benefits Survey

Annual salary survey provides compensation data for management, clinical, and nonclinical employees on a full-time equivalent basis, with survey data filterable by ASC type (e.g., single-specialty by specific type of specialty, multi-specialty), annual patient encounters/cases, number of full-time equivalent staff, number of years in business, state, geographic region, and service area (e.g., urban, suburban, rural).

VMG Health
Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker

Staffing analysis section of this annual benchmarking study provides information on the number of full- time equivalent positions, hourly wage rates, and number of staff hours per case for nursing, technical, and administrative staff, with statistical measures reported for hourly wage rate data including median, mean, upper and lower quartiles, and 90th percentile. Study is available free online with registration.

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Business Valuation Resources

HealthCare Appraisers Incorporated
ASC Valuation Survey

Annual ASC valuation survey provides information on typical EBITDA valuation multiples for minority interest and controlling interest transactions in single-specialty and multi-specialty entities, and also includes information on ownership structure, management fees, billing and collection fees, and the impact of certificates of need and in-network/out-of-network revenues on these valuation multiples.


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