CON Policy Services

Oaklawn Hospital

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After many years of working to meet the requirements to initiate a fixed MRI service at Oaklawn Hospital without success, Oaklawn hired RWC Advocacy to work with them on a strategy to modify the CON standards to accommodate their needs and recently opened their fixed MRI service.

RWC Advocacy has a very strong lobbying practice, much of which is geared toward the Michigan State Legislature. Those strong roots in lobbying have helped develop just as strong of a presence with the Certificate of Need Commission and Michigan Department of Community Health related to CON policy.

Melissa and her team have developed and fostered strong relationships with the 11 member Commission as well as key policymakers at the Department. Melissa is well respected by both and known for providing reliable honest information on very complex and controversial issues. All of this has resulted in great success on behalf of our clients when looking for policy changes, clarifications, and interpretations of CON policies.


The Following Services Requires State Approval Subject to Michigan’s Certificate of Need Statutes and Rules:
  • Air Ambulance (helicopter)
  • Bone Marrow Transplants
  • Nursing Home/Hospital Long-Term Care Unit Beds
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners
  • Heart, Lung, Liver Transplants
  • Hospital Beds
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Megavoltage Radiation Therapy (MRT)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanners
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Psychiatric Beds/Acute Inpatient
  • Surgical Services
  • Urinary Lithotriptors
  • Capital Expenditure Exceeding $3,160,000 for Clinical Service Areas

Melissa-CuppMelissa D. Cupp
Partner
RWC Advocacy
Email: cuppm@rwca.com
Phone: 517.374.3877
Twitter: #CONGoddess

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