I. Certificate of Requirement Program
A. AL2022-010, Hand to Hand Therapy and Tutoring, LLC, Fairhope, AL: Suggests adding speech therapy services to an existing occupational therapy clinic. Contradiction: none.
B. AL2022-030, Premier Assisted Living, LLC, Millbrook, AL: Proposes to convert sixteen (16) beds in assisted living facilities (ALF) to sixteen (16) beds in assisted living facilities (SCALF). Contradiction: none.
C. AL2022-031, Fresenius Medical Care Madison Home, LLC d/b/a Fresenius Kidney Care Madison Home, Huntsville, AL: Proposes to establish and operate a new home training center for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) consisting of five (5) home dialysis training stations.Contradiction: none.
D. AL2022-032, Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc. d/b/a Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL: Proposes to add thirty (30) general acute care beds to the existing hospital, resulting in a total of two hundred and nineteen (219) licensed beds under the Alabama State Health Plan, Chapter 410-2-4-.02 Acute Care (Hospitals). § (5) Securing bed availability for acute care (hospitals). Contradiction: none.
II. Verifiability Findings and Pending Verifiability Findings
A. Review Policy:
RV2022-024, Tuscaloosa Surgical Center, LP d/b/a Tuscaloosa Surgical Center, proposes to renovate its existing Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). Appeal filed by the DCH Healthcare Authority on 07/26/2022. Status: Unverifiable.
RV2022-033, EastPointe Hospitalproposes that sixteen (16) residential beds be converted into sixteen (16) acute care (psychiatric) beds. Status: Unverifiable.
RURAL RV, Mizell Memorial Hospitalproposes expanding health services to Coffee County by reopening a clinic in Elba, Alabama. Status: Unverifiable.
RV2023-001, ProHealth Home Health, LLCproposes opening a branch office in Tuscaloosa County, where she holds grandfather power of attorney. Status: Unverifiable.
RV2023-002, ProHealth Home Health, LLCproposes opening a branch office in Etowah County, where she holds grandfather’s authority. Status: Unverifiable.
RV2023-003R, Geneva County Health Care Authority, Inc. d/b/a Samson Rural Health ClinicProposes having a clinic in Samson, Alabama that is certified as a rural health clinic under the Medicare program and finds that it is not subject to a CON review. Status: Unverifiable.
B. Pending Review Decisions:
RV2022-032, Five Star Rehabilitation and Wellness, LLC d/b/a Ageility Physical Therapy Solutionsproposes that outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services be offered by licensed therapists in patients’ homes in Jefferson County. Objection filed by Restore Therapy Services, Ltd. in the form of DR-160 on 10/06/2022 and statement to the RV on 10/07/2022. ProHealth Home Health, LLC submitted comments/objections on 10/20/2022. Restore Therapy Services, Ltd. withdrew their petition for DR-160 on 10/28/2022. Status: Pending.
RV2023-004, Affinity Gastroenterology ASC, LLC d/b/a Grandview Endoscopy Centerproposes to refurbish its existing ASC to accommodate additional operating theaters and support rooms. Status: Pending.
RV2023-005, East Coast Heart Group, PC., proposes to establish a cardiac PET/CT-MPI program with CardioGen-82 for use in positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging. Status: Pending.
RV2023-007, The Wave International, LLCproposes the construction and operation of a thirty-six (36) bed mental health residential facility with additional programs for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient mental health services. Status: Pending.
RV2023-008, Gastroenterology Associates of North-Central Alabama d/b/a Gastro Health Alabamaproposes to purchase and install a computed tomography (CT) scanning machine to provide CT services to patients at its existing location. Status: Pending.
RV2023-009, Affinity Acquisitions, LLC d/b/a Affinity Hospice, proposes to establish a branch office in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama, which is within the CON 2323-HPC service area. Status: Pending.
The next meeting of the CON Review Board will take place on February 15, 2023.