Illinois Licensed ASCs

Over 400,000 surgeries are performed each year in
Ambulatory Surgery Centers here in Illinois.

All ambulatory surgery centers in Illinois are fully licensed by and must meet the regulatory requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health. ASCs are subject to annual license renewal and periodic inspection by IDPH both for operational requirements such as:

  • qualified medical and nursing staff
  • appropriate infection control practices
  • continuous quality improvement
  • patient safety measures
  • necessary equipment and supplies
  • IDPH inspection of the physical plant to meet state and national standards for fire safety and design requirements for healthcare facilities.

Certification

Many ASCs here in Illinois are also certified by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and meet or exceed the CMS standards in order to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid Programs.

Accreditation

A number of ambulatory surgery centers here in Illinois also have attained national voluntary accreditation by organizations such as The Joint Commission (JCAHO) or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  These ASCs go through the accreditation survey process to demonstrate their commitment to nationally recognized high standards of health care.