Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Facility Consumer Guide

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, produced this Guide on Ambulatory Surgery Facilities with the assistance of experts in the field of ambulatory surgery. The Maryland General Assembly established the Commission to carry out several health care reforms in the State, including development of information on ambulatory surgery facilities. The Commission is a public regulatory agency.

In addition to the Ambulatory Surgery Facility Consumer Evaluation Guide, MHCC has produced several types of performance evaluation guides including the Consumer Guide to Long Term Care, the Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide, and a guide on Health Plan Performance

Getting Started with the Guide

This guide is intended to provide information that is useful in selecting an ambulatory surgery facility that is right for you or someone you care about.
It includes: