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NEW!!! Outpatient Surgery Data Reporting is due by January 2, 2016. 
Complete and useable data, for encounters that occurred between 4/1/2015 and 9/30/2015, is due by January 2, 2016. Check the Outpatient Surgery Data Reporting section of OHCA's website for information on who is required to report and reporting process guidelines. Email related questions to HelpDesk.dph@ct.gov using the subject line: Outpatient Surgery Data Reporting.
Latest CON Deemed Complete:
  • On November 4, 2015, OHCA deemed complete The Stamford Hospital’s application to acquire a SPECT-CT, docket number 15-32020-CON.
  • On November 3, 2015, OHCA deemed complete CT Clinical Services, Inc. d/b/a Turning Point’s application to transfer ownership to North Castle Partners V, L.P. under Docket No. 15-32027-CON.
  • On November 2, 2015, OHCA deemed complete MC1 Healthcare, LLC. d/b/a Mountainside Treatment Center’s application to establish a substance use disorders clinic for Adults in Wilton, Connecticut under Docket No. 15-32024-CON.
  • On October 23, 2015, OHCA deemed complete The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s application to terminate its inpatient and outpatient pediatric services at the Hospital’s New Britain General Campus, Docket Number: 15-32023-CON.
  • On September 11, 2015, OHCA deemed complete St. Francis Care, Inc. and Johnson Memorial Hospital, Inc.’s application for Saint Francis Care's acquisition of the assets of Johnson Memorial Hospital Inc. and Certain Affiliates, docket number 15-32002-CON.

Upcoming Public Hearing Notices:

December 2, 2015

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  • On November 25, 2015, OHCA received Trinity Health New England’s and Saint Mary’s Health System Inc. and Saint Mary’s Hospital Inc.’s application for Trinity Health New England to acquire  Saint Mary’s Health System Inc. and Saint Mary’s Hospital Inc., Docket Number 15-32045-CON.

  • NEW!!! P.A. 13-208 Sec. 69 Cardiac Transfers Report (revised) – This is a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly on matters relating to public health.  The document provides information on cardiac patient transfers from Connecticut hospitals permitted by certificate of need to provide emergency/primary coronary angioplasty services only to other hospitals.

  • On October 29, 2015, OHCA received Prospect Medical Holding (“PMH”) and Greater Waterbury Health Network’s (“GWHN”) application for PMH to acquire GWHN (including Waterbury Hospital) and its assets , docket number 15-32017-486.

  • On October 17, 2015, OHCA received Yale-New Haven Hospital’s application for the termination of its Occupational Medicine and Wellness Services located in East Haven and Branford, Docket Number: 15-32040-CON.

  • On October 17, 2015, OHCA received Yale-New Haven Hospital’s application for the termination of its outpatient Rehabilitation Services located in Branford, Docket Number: 15-32041-CON.

  • On October 13, 2015, OHCA received Prospect Medical Holding (“PMH”) and Eastern Connecticut Health Network’s (“ECHN”) application for PMH to acquire ECHN’s two hospitals (Rockville General Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital) and their assets , docket number 15-32016-486.

  • On October 7, 2015, OHCA received Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation (YNHHSC) and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Corporation’s  (L+M Corp) application for YNHHSC to acquire L+M Corp and its assets , docket number 15-32033-CON.

  • On September 30, 2015, OHCA received a CON application, docket number 15-32031-CON, from William W. Backus Hospital to establish a primary and elective angioplasty program in Norwich.

  • NEW!!! FY 2014 Connecticut Acute Care Hospitals’ Collection Policies and Procedures are now available at OHCA’s Consumer Assistance Process Webpage.  These documents provide consumers with detail information on the Hospitals’ collection practices.

  • NEW!!! Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut’s Short Term Acute Care Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2014 (September 2015).  This report provides information concerning the financial performance of Connecticut’s acute care hospitals using Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 data.

  • NEW!!! FY 2014 Hospital Financial Dashboard: showing individual hospital and statewide margins, current ratio, debt service coverage ratio, utilization measures and gross revenues, as filed by Connecticut’s acute care general hospitals.

  • NEW!!! The Office of Health Care Access is pleased to share with you our Certificate of Need Application Guidebook. It is intended to give potential applicants and the general public an overview of the CON process. 

  • 2015 Legislative Summary of Public Act 15-146 related to the Office of Health Care Access.

  • Statewide acute care hospital summary data on Hospital Expenses, Service Utilization and FTEs, Liquidity and Solvency Measures, and Uncompensated Care are now available.  These documents contain individual hospital data along with statewide totals for fiscal year’s FY 2012 – FY 2014 as filed by Connecticut’s acute care hospitals.

  • A Dashboard showing total aggregated statewide Financial Assistance and Certain Other Community Benefits information and statewide levels of various Community Building activities for FY 2013 for Connecticut’s tax-exempt acute care hospitals.

  • Certificate of Need (CON) application forms have been revised/reformatted and are now available for use, effective March 10, 2015. The new forms and further instruction on their use can be found at OHCA Forms.

  • Statewide Health Care Facilities and Services Plan 2014 Supplement. This Plan is intended to be a blueprint for health care delivery in Connecticut, serving as a resource guide for health care facilities and services planning. While the 2012 Plan focused on standards, guidelines and methodologies related to Certificate of Need (CON) regulation, this Plan focuses on the unmet health care need of vulnerable and at-risk populations and the alignment of public health and health care initiatives that aim to address these needs.

  • Hospital Quality and Utilization ( CTMONAHRQ ) - provides information about hospital quality ratings, costs and charges, avoidable hospitalization, and county rates of conditions and procedures.

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Content Last Modified on 11/30/2015 3:46:43 PM