By John O. delCharco, MD , SERO (Southeast Radiation Oncology Group)
In South Carolina, recent changes in healthcare industry regulations are opening up exciting opportunities for providers looking to expand their services. The State Senate and House of Representatives have eliminated Certificate of Need (CON) regulations, which have been impeding the growth and expansion of medical facilities in the state. Although the governor has the final say, it is expected that the repeal of these laws will soon pass.
The repeal of CON laws will have a significant impact on radiation oncology services in South Carolina. For decades, radiation oncology has been heavily regulated, limiting the opportunity for expansion in the state. Under the previous CON laws, medical facilities were required to obtain approval from the state before opening new facilities or expanding existing ones. This process was often costly and time-consuming, and it created a barrier to entry for new providers in the healthcare industry. Facilities looking to expand their radiation oncology services often found themselves stymied by the regulatory process.
The repeal of CON laws is expected to have a positive impact on radiation oncology services in South Carolina. With the regulatory barriers removed, the landscape of providing radiation oncology services is expected to change rapidly.
This is great news for hospitals, medical centers, and providers who have been held back from opening new facilities due to the way the CON law previously impeded new openings. Existing radiation oncology practices that are considering expansion are also poised to benefit from this change. Most importantly, this will benefit patients in South Carolina who will have more access to radiation oncology services, which can be life-saving in the treatment of cancer.
“We believe this is an exciting time for the medical community in South Carolina, and we are thrilled to offer our expertise to those looking to expand their services,” said Ken Condra, OPS CEO. “As a strategic partner, Oncology Practice Solutions (OPS) is poised to help organizations take advantage of the repeal of CON laws and develop successful radiation oncology programs.”
At Oncology Practice Solutions (OPS), we are well-equipped to help organizations navigate the changes brought about by the repeal of CON laws. We are dedicated to helping organizations develop top-tier radiation oncology programs. Whether you are a hospital looking to start a program, a small group seeking to own your own facility, or a medical oncology group wanting to start a radiation oncology program, we can be the only resource you need to develop your program.
With over 50 years of experience providing radiation oncology services, OPS has the expertise to help you every step of the way. From building a physical structure to providing physics oversight, our comprehensive services ensure that your radiation oncology program is a success.
At OPS, we understand that the needs of a radiation oncology program are complex, which is why we offer a wide range of services to help you establish a strong program. We can assist with staffing, billing, and management structures, collaborating with you to ensure that your radiation oncology program meets your unique needs and specifications.
Our extensive experience in all aspects of radiation oncology means that we can provide unparalleled support to help you develop a successful program. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you develop a radiation oncology program that is tailored to your organization’s needs.