What is Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center?
Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center (RASC) is an independently operated facility designed to offer patients a safe, comfortable and hygienic place to have their procedures performed by their own surgeons and avoid the excessive costs often affiliated with a local area hospital.
More than 90,000 procedures have been performed for children and adults in the fully equipped and professionally staffed facility since 1994. Our patient satisfaction rating is 99% and RASC meets accreditation standards for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), is certified by Medicare, and is licensed by the state of Illinois.
The accreditation process sets standards for our practices of patient care, safety, quality efforts, administrative involvement, medical record maintenance and professional development of our staff. This process sets high standards for us to maintain in order to provide the best quality of patient care.
Our goal at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center is to provide the highest quality outpatient surgical services and pain management for the best value to our patients, customers and community.
Because Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center is independent, physicians are not employed by the facility. You and/or your physician can make the decision to have your procedure at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center.
100% Patient Satisfaction is Our Main Goal.
Because we are interested in meeting our patients' and families' expectations, we request that all of our patients complete and return a Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Our facility has an outstanding record of patient satisfaction. Our standards for high-quality care are demonstrated in our patients' positive responses to our survey. Patients like the follow-up phone calls from our nursing staff and the friendly environment our staff helps to create. We continually assess how we can improve our facility and the services we offer.
Patient comfort is of the utmost importance. In addition to the warm, comfortable design of the center, our highly trained professional staff makes sure that every outpatient surgical experience is centered around you, the patient.
Kids Love Us Too!
Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center is ideal for pediatric surgery. Children are more comfortable at the center because of our warm and personal setting. Our staff offers attentive individualized care for children. Parents stay with their children right up to the time of surgery, and join them in recovery soon after the procedure.
At Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, there is minimal paperwork during your registration. Due to our unique scheduling system, we anticipate that your surgery will be done on time, so there is less waiting time once you arrive. We offer free parking with a drive-up covered entrance and discharge area.
Privacy & Peace of Mind.
Our patients' privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. The Center provides the individual a private presurgical room where family can accompany the patient prior to surgery. Private family meeting rooms are provided for discussions with the patient's physician following the procedure.
We view health care as a partnership between you and your caregivers. We respect your rights, values and dignity. We also ask that you recognize the responsibilities that come with being a patient, both for your own well-being as well as for that of your fellow patients and caregivers. Please read and exercise these rights and responsibilities as outlined here.
Realize Substantial Cost Savings.
It’s a fact. You’ll pay substantially less if you have your outpatient surgery performed at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Depending on your health plan’s coinsurance amount, your out-of-pocket savings could be 30% or more for the same procedure, performed by the same surgeon. Plus, at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, you also get outstanding care.
Most insurance companies and employers favor outpatient surgery. Some tailor reimbursement schedules as an incentive to use outpatient centers. We suggest that you confirm your coverage; always check with your insurance provider.
Discover your outpatient savings!
Why Pay More?
Want an Estimate from RASC?
Here’s how to get an estimate for your outpatient surgical procedure at RASC:
- Call your doctor’s office to get a list of the CPT codes that will be performed during your outpatient surgery.
- Call our outpatient hotline at 815-231-5402. Give us the CPT codes for your procedure, your insurance information, and your doctor’s name.
- We’ll estimate the cost of your procedure, and based on your insurance, give you an estimate of the out-of-pocket cost for your procedure at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center.
- Use this estimate to get a comparative estimate of the out-of-pocket cost you’ll pay at your hospital to determine which location is best for your situation.
Here are examples of average billed charges for procedures performed on an outpatient basis at local Rockford area hospitals compared with outpatient procedures performed at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Either way, you’ll get the same procedure, performed by your doctor in a quality environment. The only difference is that you’ll likely pay less if you choose Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center.
It’s your choice so why pay more?