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    What are ACS and what do they have to do with coding. I am new so i don't know much about coding.


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    ASC stands for Ambulatory Surgery Center

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    ASC stands for Ambulatory Surgery Center. They are a facility (similar in respect to a Hospital, outpatient services). Some practices have them and do procedures there instead of the hospital. I know some GI doctors, Pain Management doctors have them. Plus, many cities are having surgery centers and alot of times these are ASC's. They provide outpatient services/procedures to patients, without the patients having to go the hospital and having them done as outpatient.

    Hope this helps, so to ramble on.

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    ASC are also 'free standing facilities' where the surguries are elective. At our center we do many as GI, podiatry, opthalmology,plastic surgery, pain management, urology, etc.

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