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.

It features a streamlined, quick-to-complete survey design; easy-to-read reports that allow for quick comparisons between your ASC and national and specialty trends; and dynamic filtering capabilities that allow you to focus in on the information most relevant to your facility.

The survey was designed by ASC benchmarking experts and based on feedback from ASCA members. Participation is open to the entire ASC community. ASCA members save $150 on survey subscriptions.

The 2021 survey includes several new features, including free access to the new ASCA e-booklet Benchmarking Basics for ASCs: A How-to Guide for Improving Your ASC.

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Survey content areas:

  • Overall Reporting
    • Volume
    • Quality
    • Operational Measures
    • Outcomes
    • Complications
    • Staffing
    • Financial
  • Specialty Reporting
    • Total Joint Procedures* (new in 2020)
    • Complex Spine Procedures* (new in 2020)
    • Ophthalmology Procedures (new in 2021)

*Beginning in 2020, the survey meets AAAHC’s Advanced Orthopaedic Certification requirements as a nationally recognized specialty-specific data repository.

New in 2021:

Benchmarking Basics for ASCs

Subscribers to the 2021 survey receive free access to Benchmarking Basics for ASCs, a how-to guide for using benchmarking to improve your ASC’s operations and performance.

This short electronic publication provides an overview of benchmarking in the ASC setting and offers valuable insights and guidance from ASC benchmarking experts. Complete with sample templates and real-life case studies, the booklet will assist you in developing and implementing a successful benchmarking program in your ASC.

Benchmarking Basics for ASCs is only available to survey subscribers. It cannot be purchased as a standalone item.

Additional information and instructions for accessing the publication will be available in early 2021.

Virtual Book Club Discussions

Subscribers to the 2021 survey are also invited to participate in new Virtual Book Club discussions about Benchmarking Basics for ASCs. These conversations will be led by the authors of the publication and will provide an opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and hear directly from the experts about what does—and doesn’t—work.

Save the date for the 2021 Virtual Book Club discussions:

  • Monday, February 8, at 3:00 pm ET (Discussion topic: QAPI Program)
  • Monday, February 22, at 3:00 pm ET (Discussion topic: How to Do a Focus Study)

The Virtual Book Club is free for 2021 survey subscribers, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Because this is an interactive event, it will not be provided as an on-demand recording after the live discussion has concluded. Participation is limited to survey subscribers.

Additional information and instructions for registering will be available soon.

Specialty-Specific Ophthalmology Section

The 2021 survey includes a new specialty-specific ophthalmology section. This allows ASCs to submit, filter and benchmark data specifically for ophthalmology procedures.



Subscribe to the 2021 Survey

Purchase your Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey subscription today to keep your facility on track for success in 2021 and beyond.

ASCA Member Price: $349 (savings of $150)

Nonmember Price: $499


Purchase 2021 Subscription

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

NOTE TO 2020 SUBSCRIBERS: Survey subscriptions are for one year only; you will need to purchase a new subscription to participate in 2021.



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.







Questions?

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