Unprecedented health care tax: impact on care and patients
In 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly passed 11th hour legislation that includes a 6 percent gross receipts tax on ambulatory surgery centers. This "top line" health care tax translates to an effective income tax rate of 30 percent.
Ambulatory surgical care in Connecticut
Connecticut's 61 ambulatory surgical care centers are located in all corners of the state, offering quality, patient-focused surgical care and considerable cost savings compared to traditional hospital surgeries.
Ambulatory surgery centers: a patient-focused experience
Ambulatory surgery centers -- known as ASCs -- are modern health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventative health care procedures with cost-savings, convenience and access in mind.
Ambulatory surgical care - a positive trend in health care
As our nation struggles with how to improve a troubled and costly health care system, the experience of ambulatory surgical centers is a great example of successful transformation in health care delivery.
Economic impact of Connecticut's ambulatory surgery centers
The U.S. healthcare system is transforming into one based on value—not volume —with a focus on reducing the cost of care while increasing quality. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) have emerged as a source for low-cost high-quality care.
Benefits of ambulatory surgery centers
Nationwide, ambulatory surgery centers perform more than 25 million procedures each year. A recent study found these centers save money and increase efficiency for patients and insurers, as well as reduce the overall costs of health care.
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