According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, certificate of Need programs are aimed at restraining health care facility costs and allowing coordinated planning of new services and construction. Laws authorizing such programs are one mechanism by which state governments seek to reduce overall health and medical costs. Illinois is a certificate of need state.
Excerpt from Becker’s ASC Review article: Prairie SurgiCare was opened by Richard Kube, MD, founder of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill., in April. Illinois is a certificate of need state, and from start to finish the surgery center took three months. It received a perfect accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Minimally invasive spine surgery and pain management procedures are performed at the 5,700-square-foot facility, which also includes an integrated care program and quality of life components for pain patients.
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