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A prefix meaning with or together. A slang abbreviation for confidence, as in con man or con game. To con someone is to deceive or take advantage of a person through Fraud or trickery after winning the person's confidence. Con is also used as a slang abbreviation for convict, as in ex-con to mean someone previously incarcerated. An abbreviation for contra, which means against. To show the pros and cons of a particular issue means to present arguments or evidence on both sides.

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The 2019 effort to repeal the certificate of need program is being led by the Charleston County Medical Society.
"Does Certificate of Need Affect Cardiac Outcomes and Costs?." International Journal of Health CareFinance &Economics 6 (4): 300-24.
No privately owned hospitals - who might have wanted to treat those patients themselves - have objected to the issuing of a certificate of need for the Junction City hospital.
After four years of significant negotiation and compromise by all interested parties, the General Assembly approved reform to the certificate of need process.
Hospital spokeswoman Brillinger said the surgeon decided that it was the 'ideal time to have the surgery,' and signed a certificate of need, which indicates to the hospital's financial department that 'this is important to the continuation of her care'.
One thing CMS is reviewing is the certificate of need that's used to make a power wheelchair claim.
Tracey Sokoloff, administrator of Isabella Home Care Services, has recently applied for an additional 200 "slots" which must be approved through the state's Certificate of Need program.
A proposed expansion to the Waste Management landfill in Tontitown moved forward recently when Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Interim Director Richard Weiss approved the certificate of need for expansion.
CASE FACTS: In 1997, Danville HealthCare (Danville) applied for a Certificate of Need (CON) to open an ambulatory surgical treatment center (ASTC) in Danville, Illinois.
DOH can determine the need for specific specialized services (certificate of need proces), set levels of reimbursement for Medicaid patients (with many linkages to other governmental and nongovernmental payment streams), and oversee the quality of care through its surveillance process.
Proposals that will help streamline the certificate of need process and help align the state health plan with the Total Cost of Care Model will be heard in the House Health and Government Operations Committee.
MUSC applied for its certificate of need for the 311,221-square-foot facility in December.

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