1. Certificate of Need Program
  1. AL2014-019, Renal Treatment Centers-Southeast, LP d/b/a Greystone Dialysis, Hoover, AL: proposes to obtain additional regulatory authority for the establishment, development, and operation of Greystone Dialysis, a 10-station kidney disease treatment center located at 5406 Highway 280, Hoover, Alabama 3542 in Shelby County. Opposition: None.

Approved.

  1. AL2014-021, Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Montevallo, Montevallo, AL: proposes to obtain additional regulatory authority to operate the current ten 10-station ESRD facility located at 3883 Highway 25, Montevallo, Alabama 35115, Shelby County. Opposition: None.

Approved.

  1. Reconsideration Request Jointly Filed

AL2013-039, Hometown Home Health Care of Shelby County, LLC: proposes to establish a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency in Shelby County. Opposition: SunCrest Home Health of Alabama and Comfort Care Home Health Services, LLC, filed letters of opposition. Hometown Home Health Care of Shelby County filed a request for contested case hearing. Amedisys Home Health, Inc., Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Saad Healthcare Services Shelby County filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC, filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing but withdrew. The CONRB denied the ALJ’s recommended order of approval at the June 18 Board meeting. Opposition to the Reconsideration Request: Amedisys Home Health, Inc., of Alabama filed opposition on July 9.

AL2013-049, Partners Healthcare Group, LLC, Shelby County: proposes to provide home health services in Shelby County. Opposition: SunCrest Home Health of Alabama and Comfort Care Home Health Services, LLC, filed letters of opposition. Amedisys Home Health, Inc., Hometown Home Health Care of Shelby County, LLC, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and  Saad Healthcare Services Shelby County filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC, filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing but withdrew. The CONRB denied the ALJ’s recommended order for approval at the June 18 Board meeting. Opposition to the Reconsideration Request: Amedisys Home Health, Inc., of Alabama filed opposition on July 9.

AL2013-054, Saad Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Saad Healthcare Services Shelby County: proposes to establish a home health agency in Shelby County. Opposition: SunCrest Home Health of Alabama and Comfort Care Home Health Services, LLC, filed letters of opposition. Amedisys

Home Health, Inc., Hometown Home Health Care of Shelby County, LLC, and Gentiva Health Services, Inc., filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing. Allied Home Care of Alabama, LLC filed intervention/opposition and a request for contested case hearing but withdrew. The CONRB denied the ALJ’s recommended order for approval at the June 18 Board meeting. Opposition to the Reconsideration Request: Amedisys Home Health, Inc., of Alabama filed opposition on July 9.

Request for reconsideration is approved and projects will be reconsidered at August meeting.

  1. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations
  1. Reviewability Determinations

RV2014-016, Suburban Radiology, LLC, requests to develop an independent, freestanding diagnostic facility providing MRI, CT, ultrasound, and mammography services in Mobile County. Status: Withdrawn. Opposition: Providence Health System, Inc., filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama, CV-2014-900897. Letter filed June 20, 2014, withdrawing reviewability determination request.

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

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

RV2014-019, Huntsville Endoscopy Center, Inc., requests to add two operating rooms to the existing single specialty ambulatory surgery center located in Madison County. Status: Non- Reviewable.

RV2014-020, Ball HealthCare Services, Inc., requests the Agency to issue a determination letter stating that (1) the Bed Rights are valid and subsisting for one year after the closure of Salem- Tuskegee and (2) the contemplated acquisition and reopening of Salem-Tuskegee as a licensed 125-bed nursing facility in Macon County, Alabama, will not require the issuance of a certificate of need or require any other CON review, except in respect to a change of ownership determination. Status: Non-Reviewable.

RV2014-021, Restore Therapy Services Outpatient, requests to establish an outpatient therapy clinic offering only physical therapy services located at 1505 East 4th Ave, York, AL. Status: Non- Reviewable.

RV2014-023, Infirmary Home Health Agency, Inc. d/b/a Infirmary HomeCare of Saraland, requests to relocate the home health branch administrative office to 1131 Highway 43 South, Ste. 1131-A, Saraland, AL. Status: Non-Reviewable.

  1. Pending Reviewability Determinations

RV2014-022, Comfort Care Hospice of Greenville, requests to relocate the in-home hospice agency from 501 East Commerce Street, Greenville, AL, to 23 Jameson Lane, Greenville, AL. Status: Pending.

RV2014-024, Renal Treatment Centers-Southeast, LP d/b/a Wind Creek Dialysis, requests to establish and operate a 10-station ESRD facility consisting of nine hemodialysis stations and one isolation station to be used for Hepatitis B negative patients when it does not have Hepatitis B positive patients on its census or Hepatitis B positive patients being dialyzed. Status: Pending.

  1. New Business

410-1-8-.02       Contested Case Before Administrative Law Judge

The Board voted to send proposed rule 410-1-8-.02 out for publication.

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on August 20, 2014.