"Focus: Health Care" piece on the Certificate of Need (CON) process, a state Dep
"Focus: Health Care" piece on the Certificate of Need (CON) process, a state Department of Health and Human Services review of all major health care projects in the state, the aim being to ensure that all proposed plans are necessary, and ultimately to drive down health care costs. Trish Riley, director of the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance, said the goal is to have all the health care needed, but not more. The CON process is controversial and continually faces legislative threats. With comments by Scott Bullock, chief executive officer for MaineGeneral; Sen. Karl Turner, R-Cumberland; Gordon Smith, executive director of the Maine Medical Association; and Scott Michaud of the Maine Hospital Association. With a related article detailing four major expansions of hospital emergency rooms currently underway in the state.
Certificate of Need, Department of Health and Human Services, Hospitals
Churchill, Chris, ""Focus: Health Care" piece on the Certificate of Need (CON) process, a state Dep" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3837.