Quote of note
From the Ambulatory Surgery Center Assembly e-Group
On certification vs. accreditation of an ambulatory surgery center: "There are many good reasons to become accredited. My personal belief is that accreditation helps us stay continually focused on quality. There is something to be said for being held accountable. I [also] believe that patients and physicians value an organization that is aligned with an accrediting body, and that this is one of many factors that play into their decision to come to our facility. Finally, more payers than ever before are looking for verification of accreditation. They are viewing this from the 'quality' standpoint as well."