Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)
ASCs are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section (HSS). Please select the appropriate link to obtain information about each of our processes.
An Ambulatory Surgical Center is defined in R.S. 40:2133 as “an establishment with an organized medical staff of physicians, with permanent facilities that are equipped and operated primarily for the purpose of performing surgical procedures, with continuous physician services and registered professional nursing services available whenever a patient is in the facility, which does not provide services or other accommodations for patients to stay overnight, and which offers the following services whenever a patient is in the center:
a. Drug services as needed for medical operations and procedures performed.
b. Provisions for physical and emotional well-being of patients.
c. Provision of emergency services.
d. Organized administrative structure.
e. Administrative, statistical and medical records.”
“Ambulatory Surgical Center also means a treatment center that is operated primarily for the purpose of offering stereotactic radiosurgery by use of a Gamma Knife or similar neurosurgical tool.”
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides for voluntary participation in the Medicare program as an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC). An ASC can only participate in Medicaid once the ASC obtains Medicare certification.
Certification Application Process
Hedra Dubea, RN, Program Manager
PH: (225) 342-9348
FX: (225) 342-0157