The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) is an incorporated non-profit organization which was founded in 1992 by owners of ambulatory surgery centers.

Our mission is to promote and advance the efforts of New Jersey's ambulatory surgery centers in the delivery of optimum patient care in a cost effective manner.

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President's Message

From Larry Trenk

Larry Trenk

Welcome to the new website for the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. 

We are very pleased to be celebrating 20 years supporting the surgery centers throughout New Jersey. 

Given the seemingly infinite challenges confronting our centers, please rest assured that the Association is vigorously engaged in efforts to protect and preserve the best interests of its membership. Whether it be the recent articles defiling unlicensed and/or licensed centers or the various legislative affronts or myriad regulatory initiatives, the Association is firmly in the trenches in all areas and venues.

Finally, our vigilance as an Association is essential to shaping the future course of the ASC industry in New Jersey, I implore all members to be involved in the activities of the Association in any manner. Greater member participation is a recipe for our continued success.

Thank you again. Larry Trenk

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US Department of Health and Human Services Confirms Billions of Dollars of Medicare Cost Savings Tied to ASCs

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Cautions that Data Also Reveals Reimbursement Issues

ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 17, 2014— In a report released today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that outpatient surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers have saved Medicare more than $1 billion in each of the last several years—and have the potential for even greater savings in the future.

Medicare pays doctors less than private insurance: Which costs less

Wonder why some doctors grumble when a Medicare patient walks in the door? It's likely because the government program typically pays only 80% of what private insurers do

Medicare has the bad rap of being a big, bloated government program, but it's not because it's overpaying doctors. CNNMoney analyzed the "allowed charges" for five common procedures, using data provided the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Truven Health Analytics, a research firm.

Report: N.J. physicians are a significant source of job creation, drivers of local economies

New Jersey has more than 22,000 physicians who provide patient care, and they support 234,906 jobs and generate $1.7 billion in economic activity, according to new report Wednesday from the Medical Society of New Jersey and the American Medical Association.

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May 7, 2014

Achieving Infection Prevention Excellence


Princeton NJ

May 8, 2014


Free Event for ASC's in New Jersey

Iselin, NJ

May 14-17, 2014

ASCA Annual Conference


Nashville, TN

June 19-20, 2014

NJ ASC 6th Annual

Revel Atlantic City NJ

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