I.   Certificate of Need Program

  1. 2014-013, VITAS Healthcare Corporation proposes to establish and operate a new eight-bed freestanding inpatient hospice program in a dedicated, leased space within Baptist Medical Center in Shelby County, Region VIII. Opposition:None.

Approved.

  1. Contested Case

AL2013-038, Hometown Home Health Care of Baldwin County, LLC proposes to establish a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency in Baldwin County. Administrative Law Judge filed recommended order approving this project. Opposition: Alacare Home Health Services, Inc., Amedisys Home Health, Inc., Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and LHC Group filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing, but withdrew.

Approved.

  1. Contested Case

AL2013-047, Alacare Home Health Services, Inc. proposes to expand existing home care services in Baldwin County. Administrative Law Judge filed Recommended Order approving this project. Opposition: Amedisys Home Health, Inc., Hometown Home Health Care of Baldwin County, LLC, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and LHC Group, LLC filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing, but withdrew.

Denied.

  1. Contested Case

AL2013-050, Partners Healthcare Group, LLC proposes to provide home health services inBaldwin County. Administrative Law Judge filed Recommended Order denying this project. Opposition: Amedisys Home Health, Inc., Hometown Home Health Care of Baldwin County, LLC, Alacare Home Health Services, Inc., Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and LHC Group,  LLC filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC filed intervention/opposition and request for a Contested Case Hearing, but withdrew.

Denied.

II.    Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations

  1. Reviewability Determinations

Rural, Greene County Health System, requests to attach a modular building to the existing hospital and relocate the existing rehabilitation services to the modular building. Status: Non- Reviewable.

  1. Pending Reviewability Determinations

RV2014-013, Stringfellow Memorial Hospital requests certification of Stringfellow Imaging as an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility pursuant to CMS regulations. Status: Pending.

RV2014-014, LHCG XXXIV, LLC d/b/a Alabama Hospice Care of Mobile requests to relocate the in-home hospice administrative office, from 3290 Dauphin St., Ste. 505, Mobile, AL to 4318 Downtowner Loop N., Ste. R, Mobile, AL. Status: Pending.

RV2014-015, Comfort Care Hospice, LLC d/b/a Comfort Care Hospice of Moulton requests to relocate the in-home hospice administrative office from 11227 Alabama Hwy. 157, Ste. M, Moulton, AL, 25650 to 2426 Danville Road, Decatur, AL, 35603. Status: Pending.

RV2014-016, Suburban Radiology, LLC requests to develop an independent, freestanding diagnostic facility providing MRI, CT, ultrasound, and mammography services in Mobile County. Status: Pending.

RV2014-017, Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc. d/b/a North Baldwin Infirmary requests to lease space from Southern Cancer Center, P.C. to provide IV-infusion treatments to patients of North Baldwin Infirmary in the counties of Mobile and Baldwin. Status: Pending.

RV2014-018, Oakview Manor Healthcare Center, located at 529 Mixon School Road, Ozark, A, requests to update its physical plant, including upgrades to bathrooms, flooring, wall paint, and handrails. Status: Pending.

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on June 18, 2014.