Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Hattiesburg Clinic, Professional Association
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0897 (C-NIS-0615-011) Offering of Diagnostic Imaging Services of an Invasive Nature, Including Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
Hattiesburg Clinic, Professional Association, received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on May 25th for the cost overrun to CON #R-0897 (C-NIS-0615-011) to offer diagnostic imaging services of an invasive nature, including digital subtraction angiography (DSA). The increase in cost is because of the purchase of an intravascular ultrasound machine.
The original capital expenditure for this project was $584,344, and the additional capital expenditure is $24,895.34, making the revised total capital expenditure $609,239.34.
Mississippi's Certificate of Need process is a fundamental component of the state's health planning and health regulatory activities. In managing the Certificate of Need process, the Department seeks to improve the health of Mississippi residents; to increase accessibility, acceptability, continuity and quality of health services; to prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources; and to provide some cost containment.
The MSDH has administered the Certificate of Need program since July 1986. Since then, more than 1,400 Certificate of Need applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $5 billion.
Starting in October, CON monthly meetings have been replaced with public notice before CON approval. Public notices are available online at HealthyMS.com/con. This change is being made on order to comply with new time requirements as set forth in Senate Bill 2661 from the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.
The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com/con.
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