North Carolina needs to repeal its certificate of need law. CON laws stifle competition in health care, and North Carolina has among the most restrictive CON laws in the country. These outdated laws severely limit the development of health care facilities such as ambulatory surgical centers and diagnostic imaging centers.
Independent ASCs increase patient choice and convenience, improve quality of care and dramatically lower health care costs. The cost of having a procedure done in an independent ASC can be roughly one half the cost of the same procedure done in a hospital.
Please contact your state senator and state representative and ask them where they stand on the issue of CON reform!
— David C. Napoli, M.D.