CON Case Studies

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Karmanos Cancer Institute
After a decade of unsuccessful effort, Karmanos Cancer Institute engaged Wiener Associates to help design and implement a plan to achieve separation within the existing regulatory structure. Within a year, we helped them achieve that goal.

In addition to the more than 100 CON application approvals, as well as amendment approvals and numerous other successful negotiations with the State of Michigan on behalf of her clients, Melissa has had great success in working with both the State and the Certificate of Need Commission to help her clients succeed. Some more recent noteworthy accomplishments include:

Karmanos Cancer Center
Karmanos Cancer Center had been working for over a decade to become a separately licensed, independent hospital on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center. Certificate of Need hurdles continued to create barriers for the organization until they brought in Wiener Associates to assist. In less than 1 year Melissa and her team were able to devise a strategy which provided Karmanos with a separate license and complete autonomy from the DMC.

Allegiance Health
Melissa and her team worked with Allegiance Health to launch the 33rd open heart surgery program in the State of Michigan in a climate when many forces were working to prevent any new programs in the State. This was a high priority for Allegiance after suffering a defeat during a similar attempt on their own decades earlier.

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

Experience

  • Melissa and her team have a great deal of experience in filing nearly all types of CON applications, including the following:
  • Hospital Bed Replacements, Relocations, and Acquisitions
  • Initiations, Acquisitions, and Replacements of Nursing Homes and Psychiatric Hospitals
  • CT and MRI (both mobile and fixed) as well as Surgical Services Initiations, Acquisitions, Replacements, Expansions and Relocations
  • MRT Replacements, Acquisitions, Expansions, and Relocations
  • Lithotripsy Initiations, Acquisitions, Replacements, and Expansions
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation Initiations and Acquisitions
  • Cardiac Catheterization Initiations and Replacements
  • Dental CT, Open Heart Surgery, and Liver Transplantation Initiations

 

Melissa-CuppMelissa D. Cupp
Partner
Wiener Associates
Email: melissacupp@rwcadvocacy.com
Phone: 517.374.3877
Twitter: #CONGoddess

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