The Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center Licensing Act was first enacted in 1985 by the 69th Legislature. Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are commonly referred to as "day surgery centers." An ASC must provide surgical services as its primary service. ASCs do not provide overnight or inpatient care. Care is provided on an out-patient basis.
Methodology / Rules
The Ambulatory Surgical Center / Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Center Services program rules are located at Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code, Part 15, Chapter 354, SubChapter A, Division 13, Rules 1211 and 1212.
Reimbursement rules applicable to the Ambulatory Surgical Center / Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Center Services are located at Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code, Part 15, Chapter 355, SubChapter J, Division 7, Rule 8121.
Payment rate information is published by procedure code in the applicable Texas Medicaid Fee Schedule located on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website (see Fee Schedules).