Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – BMA of Southwest Jackson
Expansion of Stations of Existing ESRD Facility
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – BMA of Southwest Jackson received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on September 12, 2017, to expand its existing End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility by six stations, bringing the facility back to its 33-station capacity. Beds had been previously relocated to its satellite location in West Hinds County.
The total capital expenditure for this project $16,496.76.
Forrest County General Hospital d/b/a Asbury Hospice House
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0875 (HG-CFSF-0314-004) Construction of Hospice FacilityForrest County General Hospital d/b/a Asbury Hospice House received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on September 14, 2017, for the cost overrun to CON #R-0875 (HG-CFSF-0314-004) for the construction of a hospice facility.
The original capital expenditure for this project was $6,449,306.00, and the additional capital expenditure is $451,414.58, making the revised total capital expenditure for this project $6,900,720.58.
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.
Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at HealthyMS.com/con.
The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at HealthyMS.com/con.
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