2018 SMFP Need Determinations

Author:Mr S. Todd Hemphill
Profession:Poyner Spruill LLP
 
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The 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor Cooper on December 11, 2017, and has been issued effective January 1, 2018. It includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of providers. Several of the need determinations were different from the proposed SMFP issued last summer, but were changed in the final SMFP based on petitions filed with the State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) or because of updated data which justified their addition or removal. Of particular note is the SHCC's decision to significantly revise the methodology for determining need for operating rooms. As shown below, those revisions resulted in a larger number of operating rooms becoming available for development than in past years.

All of the SMFP need determinations identified are listed below. Please note that application due dates are absolute deadlines. Applications must be filed with the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section, which is located at 809 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. The filing deadline is 5:30 p.m. on the application due date.

Acute Care Bed Need Determination

Service Area Acute Care Bed Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Mecklenburg

50 10/15/18 11/01/18 Moore 22 02/15/18 03/01/18 Operating Room Need Determination

Operating Room Service Area Operating Room Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Buncombe/Madison/Yancey 2 05/15/18 06/01/18 Catawba 1 06/15/18 07/01/18 Cumberland 1 04/16/18 05/01/18 Durham 4 11/15/18 12/01/18 Forsyth 4 05/15/18 06/01/18 Mecklenburg 6 10/15/18 11/01/18 Orange 6 11/15/18 12/01/18 Wake 6 08/15/18 09/01/18 Inpatient Rehabilitation Bed Need Determination

Service Area Inpatient Rehabilitation Bed Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date HSA III 8 9/17/18 10/01/18 Mobile Dedicated PET Scanner Need Determination

Service Area Mobile Dedicated PET Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Statewide 1 11/15/18 12/01/18 Fixed MRI Scanner Need Determination

Service Area Fixed MRI Scanners Need Determination Certificate of Need Application Due Date Certificate of Need Beginning Review Date Union 1 06/15/18 07/01/18 Fixed Cardiac Catheterization Equipment Need...

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