News | October 04, 2007


October 5, 2007 — The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC) and the Foundation for Ambulatory Surgery in America (FASA), the nation's largest ASC associations, have agreed to merge in order to create an association that will reportedly provide ASCs with the leadership, cohesive voice and comprehensive services they need and deserve.
As of January 1, 2008, AAASC and FASA will become one organization to be known as the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA).
On this same day, Medicare will begin to implement the biggest change in its ASC payment system in the last 20 years - a development that underscores a major benefit current AAASC and FASA members will realize as a result of this merger: the value that the combined strengths and resources of both associations can offer them as they go about attempting to influence Medicare policy and national legislative initiatives that support ASCs.

For more information: www.fasa,org