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Maryland Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) conducts an annual survey of Maryland Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (ASFs) in the first quarter of each year. The survey collection period runs for 45 days. Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 10.24.04) specify the reporting requirements for Maryland Freestanding ASFs. Under these regulations, the Commission requires providers to submit accurate, timely, and complete data needed to support health planning and policy development for ambulatory surgery services.

The Commission has revised and streamlined the annual survey begining with the 2018 reporting year to meet current Commission requirements and to support informational requirements of the Health Service Cost Review Commission (HSCRC). Survey results are used to update the State Health Plan as well as the MHCC consumer website

!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE  - 2019 Survey !!!

The online 2019 survey application was opened on November 16, 2020 for reporting calendar year 2019 data. The survey is due on January 29, 2021.

If you are an ambulatory surgical facility administrator, you can access the survey with your user logon information by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please email Mariama Gondo at  


Presentation of the redesigned Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Survey Webinar Recording (March 17, 2020; 2 p.m.)

MHCC will disseminate survey instructions via email. Therefore, it is important that we have a current email address on file for each facility. If your facility’s information has changed since last completing a survey, please contact:

Mariama Gondo, Chief, Outpatient Quality Reporting Initiatives

Phone: (410) 764-3377


Survey Data may be accessed by the Public under Health Data Quality Reporting and clicking on data release to access Public Use Files.


Last Updated: 12/8/2020