Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey

ASCA's online Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey provides valuable quality and performance data about your ASC that you can compare with other participating ASCs.

The survey was designed by ASC benchmarking experts and based on feedback from ASCA members. Participation is open to the entire ASC community.

2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey subscriptions are now available for purchase.

2019 Benchmarking Survey
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Survey content areas:

  • Volume
  • Quality
  • Operational Measures
  • Outcomes
  • Complications
  • Staffing
  • Financial

Survey features include:

  • Dynamic filtering capabilities that allow you to focus in on the information most relevant to your facility
  • Convenient 24/7 access to your data reports
  • A streamlined, quick-to-complete survey design
  • Real-time data review that helps ensure the accuracy of the data you provide
  • Easy-to-read reports that allow for quick comparisons between your ASC and national and specialty trends

Subscribe to the Survey

Purchase your Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey subscription today to keep your facility on track for success.

2020 Survey Subscription

Subscriptions to the 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey are now available.

ASCA Member Prices:

  • $329 (Through 12/31/19)
  • $349 (Starting 1/1/20)

Nonmember Price: $499

Purchase 2020 Subscription

Use the button above to subscribe online by credit card or check. To subscribe via mail, download the benchmarking subscription form.

NOTE TO 2019 SUBSCRIBERS: Survey subscriptions are for one year only; you will need to purchase a new subscription to participate in 2020.

2019 Survey Subscription

There’s still time to subscribe to the 2019 survey.

ASCA Member Price: $329

Nonmember Price: $499

Purchase 2019 Subscription

Use the button above to subscribe online by credit card or check. To subscribe via mail, download the benchmarking subscription form.

Survey Schedule

Below are the data submission periods and dates the reports will be available for the survey:

Reporting Period Data Submission Period Reports Available
First Quarter (Q1) April 1 - April 30 May 15
Second Quarter (Q2) July 1 - July 31 August 15
Third Quarter (Q3) October 1 - October 31 November 15
Fourth Quarter (Q4) January 1 - January 31 February 15

Learn How to Use the Survey

A quick primer on the value of benchmarking for ASCs is Sandra Jones' article, Compare and Improve.

To get started with ASCA's Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, review the Quick Start Guide and watch the overview and demo video below.

New in 2019

ASC Profile Section: Culture of Safety Survey Used by the ASC

  • The help text has been modified for this question in order to better explain the Culture of Safety survey.

Section I: Volume – ASC Procedure Type Summary

  • Some of the CPT Code Ranges have been modified:

    • Integumentary 10004-19499 (previously 10021-19499)
    • Musculoskeletal 20100-29999 (previously 20005-29999)
    • Medicine 90281-99607 Category III 0042T-0542T (previously 0042T-0504T)

Section II: Quality – Divided into Three Tabs: Suspended by Medicare, Reported to Medicare, Not Reported to Medicare

  • Suspended by Medicare:
    • The questions regarding 1) patient fall within the ASC, 2) patient burn before discharge, 3) patient transfer/admit directly to an acute care hospital upon discharge, and 4) patient that experienced a wrong site, side, patient, procedure or implant have been moved to the “Suspended by Medicare” tab.

    • For the two questions, 1) patient fall within the ASC, and 2) patient burn before discharge, there are nine additional “drilled down” questions added to each of these questions. The “drilled down” questions will ask the area of the ASC in which the fall/burn occurred, the impact of the fall/burn on the patient, and the intervention taken by the ASC for the fall/burn.

  • Not Reported to Medicare:
    • Perioperative blood glucose monitoring question

    • The question and help text have been modified for better explanation.

ASCs will begin data collection on the above modifications on January 1, 2019, with the reporting of this data April 1–30, 2019.

As in the past, the survey will close at 11:59 pm ET on the last day of the reporting period.

This time is automated and cannot be changed, so plan accordingly to make sure your data is entered before each deadline.

Access to the Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is limited to ASCs.


If you have questions about ASCA's Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey or the online subscription process, please email ASCA at or call our Member Services team at 703.836.8808.