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Certificate Of Need: Bureaucrats Blocking Your Health Care Options
previously provided MRI services to TOA and feared the loss of business that would result if TOA procured its own machine. What the healthcare industry needs is a strong dose of disruptive innovation – relaxing regulations that will increase provider competition, force downward pressure on costs, and enhance patient choice. Reform proposals in the 2013 legislative session sought to make it easier for providers to open up single specialty ambulatory surgery centers under certain conditions and eliminate diagnostic centers from CON review altogether. Stand-alone outpatient facilities bring many benefits to the table. Not only do they operate more efficiently (as surgeries performed in smaller settings result in less turnaround time than in full-service hospitals), but physician-led ASCs typically have operating costs 45-60% lower than hospitals for the same procedures. Although these proposals failed to be considered, the CON program itself continues to prompt discussions o
certificateofneed  health  northcarolina  regulation  Forbes 
march 2015 by Kirk510620

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