certificate of need


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certificate of need

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a document issued by a health systems agency or local health planning agency, giving formal permission for construction and modification of health agencies, major equipment expenditures, or new health services. An institution or individual health care provider can apply for such a certificate.

certificate of need

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A declaration from a government planning agency indicating that the construction or alteration of an existing health facility is justified. Designed initially in the 1970s to prevent the construction of duplicate health care facilities in local or regional markets, some analysts have suggested that CONs have instead defended existing hospitals from unwanted competition.
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Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in States with and without Certificate of Need Regulation.
Craig Armstrong, attorney for Southwest, told The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver last week that skipping the Certificate of Need process "would be our hope and our goal.
The certificate of need is one of two major hurdles McKenzie-Willamette needs to clear before it can start building a new hospital.
PeaceHealth is allowed to relocate within McKenzie-Willamette's service area, but McKenzie-Willamette must obtain a new certificate of need to build a hospital outside those two ZIP codes.
PeaceHealth's application for a certificate of need to expand Sacred Heart's Hilyard campus into a 104- bed specialty hospital with a 24-hour emergency department is well ahead of McKenzie-Willamette's on the long and winding road to approval.
3) Adding beds and services at its existing site can be done without going through the certificate of need process and avoids a one-year moratorium on such expansions when a hospital relocates.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center views the LTACH as an important addition to the Peoria medical community and has provided a letter of support to accompany the Certificate of Need application.
To move beyond those boundaries - such as to the Eugene Water & Electric Board property in Eugene - McKenzie-Willa-mette would have to obtain a Certificate of Need.
More than a year ago, we asked if hospital relocation would require state certificate of need review.
These include reimbursement and regulatory environment, including certificate of need and licensure.
2 Locations Covering 18 Counties in Certificate of Need States of West Virginia and Georgia
The proposed changes to the certificate of need rules are intended to address situations when one hospital's existence becomes threatened by another hospital moving into its territory, state health officials said.

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