certificate of need


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certificate of need

 (CON)
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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Repealing the certificate of need program, Hochman said, would give patients more options and bring down costs.
"Certificate of Need Regulations Do Not Restrict Access to Coronary Revascularization after Acute Myocardial Infarction.
According to a letter from Weiss to Steven Parker, director of the Four-County Solid Waste District, the board did not base its decision to deny the certificate of need on "adequate, relevant or 'substantial' evidence..."
The legislation would also raise the capital threshold for renovation projects above which hospitals need a certificate of need from $10 million to $50 million.
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But once the two health systems develop an outline of the merger, she would expect them to ask regulators to look at the transaction and decide whether it even requires a review under Certificate of Need rules, she said.
The Maryland Health Care Commission advanced to the state legislature Thursday a set of 14 recommendations to modernize Maryland's 40-year-old certificate of need process for health care facilities.
Upon closing, Vista Medical Center West will be renamed Lake Behavioral Hospital and carries a certificate of need for 46 inpatient psychiatric beds.
Lawmakers already have tried to expedite the certificate of need process, with a law that took effect in 2016 mandating time limits on how long health officials could take to review and rule on an application.
In addition, the joint venture plans to file a certificate of Need application to build a second, 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will be located in Little River, South Carolina.
Tenders are invited for Construction Audit Consulting Services for Certificate of Need Program
In fact, projects awaiting approval under the Certificate of Need statute total $177.8 million.

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