CDL is Your Trusted Partner in Cardiovascular Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Office-Based Labs

National trends continue to support ASC/OBL growth. CMS now encourages ASC/OBL labs and their expansion to achieve cost-effective, highly efficient procedures outside the hospital. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and Office-Based Labs (OBLs) with CDL enable physicians to continue this transformation in health care delivery by performing diagnostic, therapeutic, and device implant procedures in an economical, outpatient setting that is more comfortable and convenient for patients.

As national CV ASC/OBL specialists, we help clients implement all phases of the project from design and funding to facility development, licensure, accreditation, managed care contracting, and ongoing consultation and support. By partnering with CDL, your practice can offer lower-cost services that are more convenient to your patients with better patient satisfaction.

ASC OBL Benefits to Patients

Benefits to Patients

The thought of receiving cardiovascular care is difficult enough to process all on its own. Adding in the discomfort, inconvenience, and unpredictability of receiving treatment at a busy hospital, you can begin to understand the circumstances of cardiovascular patients. For many patients in America, cardiovascular care often takes much longer than it should and can be traumatizing. Patients in the ASC/OBL setting can regain the certainty of knowing that they can undergo their procedure and depart the same day while receiving the same high-quality care — without losing hours in a waiting room.

Benefits to Physicians

If you are a cardiologist, vascular surgeon, or interventional radiologist, then you’ve undoubtedly run into difficulties and delays at hospital-based cath labs. Due to the nature of the setting, emergent cases can cause delays to your schedule, which can adversely affect patient satisfaction, high-quality treatment, and your efficiency while leaving you accountable for procedures over which you have no control. 

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The benefits of having your own ASC/OBL include:

  • Improved Patient Comfort and Satisfaction
  • Increased Physician Autonomy
  • High Level of Control – It’s Your Operation
  • Scheduling Control
  • Reduced Procedure Times
  • Reduced Cost of Care as a Result of Reduced Overhead
  • Higher Patient Throughput
  • Scalable Practice Growth and Development
  • Scientific Community Support (ACC and SCAI)
  • Same-Day Patient Service
  • High-Efficiency Workflow
Competitive Ownership Model – it’s your operation



Cardiology and Vascular Services Provided by ASCs/OBLs

CV Services Provided by ASCs/OBLs

A CV ASC/OBL allows cardiologists and other vascular specialists to utilize cath lab equipment to perform a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and device implant procedures, including:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • PCI
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Vascular Access
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Defibrillator (AICD) Implantation
  • EP Generator Changes

Why Choose CDL?

Industry-Leading ASC/OBL Experience, Physician Ownership Models & Integrated Support 

CDL seeks to revolutionize cardiovascular services one practice at a time — with turnkey ASC/OBL solutions that make CV procedures more affordable, flexible, convenient, and reliable for both patients and physicians. Since 1992, CDL has partnered with more than 800 healthcare providers to establish enhanced imaging laboratories, including MRI, CT, PET/CT, lithotripsy, special procedure, and cardiac cath labs capable of delivering advanced cardiovascular services. CDL specializes in all aspects of ASC/OBL implementation, from initial planning stages to launch and ongoing support — giving cardiovascular physicians more control and efficiency plus happier patients.

100% ASC/OBL Ownership

When you choose CDL, you have full ownership of all ASC/OBL operations. Our strategic partnership model increases your profitability, achieves peak operational performance, and expands your practice to meet regional and patient needs.

No Upfront Capital Investment in the ASC/OBL

Financial concerns can prevent physicians from expanding their practice to a greater capacity. With CDL, your practice can move cath lab procedures to the ambulatory setting without upfront equipment and build-out investment. Our model includes consulting, licensure, accreditation, training, managed care contracting, and more. 

Our vendor-agnostic approach to ASCs/OBLs allows you to lead the design and equipment selection while benefiting from our decades of experience in the industry through personalized planning and consultation.

ASC/OBL Accreditation, Medicare Certifications, Licensure, Reimbursement & Managed Care

CDL leads the effort to secure contracts with health insurance companies, health plans, and managed care companies resulting in increased patient volumes and profitability. With our ASC/OBL services, you can perform cath lab services in accordance with state law requirements, Medicare certification, and licensure requirements.

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