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New Market Entry

How can policies ensure new or improved health care facilities are constructed and services are planned and coordinated based primarily on a community’s genuine need, while helping restrain costs?

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Certificate of Need

Policy Definition: Certificate of Need (CON) is a state-implemented program which requires certification before building a healthcare facility and purchasing hospital beds or medical equipment. The goal of CON is to restrain over-saturation of the market. source


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