Hospitals Certificate of Need

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Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. Project Modification - AL2015-014, The Heath Care Authority of Cullman County d/b/a Cullman Regional Medical Center, Inc., Cullman, AL: Proposes to relicense thirty (30) acute care...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings During November and December 2015 - No Certificate of Need meetings were held during November and December 2015. The next Certificate of Need meeting is scheduled for January...more

FTC Brushes Aside AG, Regulators to Attack Local Hospital Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continued its relentless focus on combinations in the healthcare industry last month when it filed an administrative complaint challenging a merger of two West Virginia hospitals, In the...more

Final 2016 SMFP Need Determinations

The 2016 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor McCrory on December 15, 2015, and has been issued effective January 1, 2016. It includes several need determinations of interest to hospitals. These...more

Proposed CON and Reporting Rules in the Works at DHHS - Corridors January 2016

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) has recently proposed changes to the rules governing health service facilities, including hospitals. The Department’s Healthcare Planning and Certificate of...more

Mississippi CON Report - October 2015

I. October 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - During the October 29, 2015, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and...more

FTC Challenges Hospital Merger Despite Conduct Remedy Accepted by State AG

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two West Virginia hospitals that had earlier been cleared by the state’s Attorney General (“W.V. AG”)...more

Reconsideration of Certificate of Need in Virginia

In a joint statement issued by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (collectively, the “Agencies”) late last month, the Agencies suggested Virginia’s Certificate of Public...more

FTC-DOJ Join Forces: Encourage Repeal/Retrenchment of Virginia CON Laws

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) (collectively, “agencies”) issued a joint statement to Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (“COPN”) Work Group, which was recently...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2015-030, Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL: Proposes to construct a two-story addition containing patient rooms, a nursing station, a day room and a lobby area. The Hospital...more

Mississippi CON Report

I. September 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - During the September 24, 2015, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis...more

The Health Law Guide to Hospital Operations

This operations guide provides a brief look at health law issues hospitals deal with on a daily basis. While a detailed coverage of the elements, drafting, implementation and continued governance of a hospital compliance...more

Mississippi CON Report

July 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - During the July 30, 2015, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and approved the...more

First, Do No Harm: Analyzing the Certificate of Need Debate in North Carolina

Much of the debate over whether North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) law should be repealed has focused on market theories without a great deal of focus on measurable realities. Ascendient decided to expand the...more

State Council Release Draft 2016 Certificate of Need Plan

There has been a lot of discussion about major changes to North Carolina’s Certificate of Need law. As these legislative discussions continue, the State Health Coordinating Council continues its work on next year’s State...more

Connecticut Enacts Health Care Legislation in June Special Session

On June 29 and 30, 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly conducted a special legislative session following the close of the 2015 regular session. Among other things, the General Assembly passed a bill to implement the state...more

Mississippi CON Report

June 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - During the June 25, 2015, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and approved the...more

Connecticut Passes Law Imposing New Burdens On Health Insurance Companies

Public Act 15-146, "An Act Concerning Hospitals, Carriers and Health Care Consumers," was signed into law by Governor Malloy on June 30, 2015 and will have a significant impact on health insurance companies in Connecticut....more

Alabama CON Report

In this Report: - I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2015-020 - B. AL2015-021 - II. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations - A. Reviewability...more

NC Legislative Update for June 2015 #3

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and church members of the vicious shooting in Charleston, SC. This Week - The Senate budget writers were very active this week as lawmakers worked long...more

Mississippi CON Report

In this Report: - I. May 2015 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports in May 2015 - B. Determinations of Reviewability - C. Letters...more

It’s the CON Season in North Carolina – Is Your Petition Ready?

Can your organization satisfy an unmet need by bringing a new health care resource into a North Carolina community? If your organization perceives a need that has not been recognized by our State’s health planners, now is...more

Alabama CON Report

In this Report: - I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2015-019, The Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority d/b/a UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Birmingham, AL: - B. AL2015-003, Affinity Hospital, LLC...more

Tennessee CON Report

In This Issue: - I. May 2015—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report—Filings in May 2015 - III. Projects Deemed Complete for Review at June 2015 Meeting - Excerpt...more

Alabama CON Report

In this Issue: - I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2015-015, Farragut Dialysis, LLC d/b/a Monarch Dialysis, Montgomery, AL - B. AL2015-016, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius...more

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