Ad Hoc Committee on Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Charity Care

The Committee is to examine the factors affecting the level of charity care being provided by freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), including those that cause some ASC operators to fall significantly short of their charity care targets. The Committee is also to consider alternatives to the direct provision of charity care by freestanding ASCs which may nevertheless expand access to services by uninsured clients and others dependent on uncompensated care.