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Expanded Certificate of Need Exemptions Poised to Grow Healthcare Industry

Posted In Certificate of Need ("CON"), Health Care Law

In recent months, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has begun to amend the Kentucky Administrative Regulations and the Kentucky Revised Statutes, aiming to deregulate certain healthcare facilities and services to promote growth and expansion of healthcare services to Kentuckians. Kentucky’s ability to regulate the growth of its healthcare industry is based, in part, on the State Health Plan, the Certificate of Need (CON) process and the licensure of healthcare entities through the Office of Inspector General. As a Certificate of Need state, Kentucky-based healthcare providers who wish to initiate or expand healthcare services generally must go through a lengthy and expensive process unless they meet one of the few available exemptions. For years, Kentucky excluded certain physician-owned healthcare entities from both the Certificate of Need process and licensure through a series of strict guidelines established by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services known as the “physician office exemption.” More >

Certificate of Need Modernization in Kentucky

Posted In Certificate of Need ("CON")

The Certificate of Need (“CON”) program is a regulatory review process used to promote responsive health facility and service development, rational health planning, health care quality, access to health care, and health care cost containment. Since its beginning as part of the federal Health Planning Resources Development Act of 1974, states have both developed and repealed respective CON programs. Currently, approximately 36 states, including Kentucky, retain some type of CON requirements for certain health care providers and services. More >

The Kentucky Office of Health Policy Wants Your Comments

On October 1, 2013, the Kentucky Office of Health Policy issued a Special Notice stating that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is accepting written comments in preparation of the filing of the 2014 update to the 2013-2015 State Health Plan. According to the Special Notice, the Cabinet is particularly interested in comments regarding revisions to the State Health Plan in order for it to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Although the State Health Plan is only prepared triennially, it is updated and signed by the Governor annually. More >

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