The ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC) is a cooperative effort of organizations and companies interested in ensuring that ASC quality data is measured and reported in a meaningful way. The ASC QC was formed early in 2006 to initiate the process of developing standardized ASC qualitymeasures. The organization’s stakeholders include ASC corporations, ASC associations, professional societies and accrediting bodies with a focus on health care quality and safety. Current contributors to the activities of the ASC QC include the Accreditation Association on Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America (ASCOA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Osteopathic Association (AOA); Division of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, AmSurg, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Hospital Corporation of America (HCA): Ambulatory Surgery Division, National Surgical Care (NSC), Novamed, Nueterra, Surgical Care Affiliates, Symbion, The Joint Commission, and United Surgical Partners, International (USPI).
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