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Does A Mobile Trailer Need A Certificate Of Need?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 12, 2024 @ 15:06 PM

Good question, but first things first: a CON is a Certificate of Need. These are legislated by each individual state and not every state requires one. A CON regulates the overbuilding of healthcare facilities and healthcare price regulation.Con for mobile retal

There are pros and cons about Certificate of Need laws. The pros are:

  • These laws distribute healthcare across a city, county or state
  • They provide an evaluation to healthcare
  • It protects patient costs

The cons are:

  • It reduces the free market
  • It potentially reduces supply increasing demand/pricing
  • Cumbersome evaluation slows market response
  • It’s inconsistent from state to state
  • It reduces the consumer urgency to own individual healthcare
  • It allows lobbyists and politics to enter into healthcare considerations

So how do you know if your state requires a Certificate of Need? You can find out about CON laws by visiting the National Conference of State Legislatures website at www.ncsl.org. Just remember—every state’s requirements are different.

If you are interested in purchasing a new piece of medical imaging equipment, it’s important to know whether your state requires a CON before you make a purchase.

The current list of states that have CON requirements include:

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Talk To An Expert

If you’re looking for medical imaging equipment and have questions about Certificates of Need, talk to the experts at Atlantis Worldwide. We’ve been helping healthcare facilities with their medical imaging needs for more than 31 years and would love to assist you.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Mobile MRI