Friday, August 8, 2014

Beware End of Certificate of Need?

We've pretty much advocated doing away with the certificate of need policy in this state. There has never been any proof that it lowers medical costs, and many states have ended the policy since the federal government did the same.

However, someone reminded us this week that if this policy ends, the state will also now be flooded with out-of-state hospices which will invariably put the local ventures out of business. Many local hospices are now teetering on the edge of bankruptcy even with the CON in place.

What say the public?


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