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eight of the top ten (with ranges of 12.3% to 35.2%) of hospitals diagnosing acuteheart failure during these years. Please explain this in more detail.14.What rationale did you receive from the Office of the California Attorney Generalor California Department of Health in the denial of a number of Prime Healthcareproposals to convert non-profit to for-profit hospitals? Provide the documentationfrom these government agencies that spells out this rationale.15.The
Proposal to Purchase Assets of Christ Hospital
letter specifies that thecontinued operation of Christ Hospital would be not less than five years. How didyou determine the length of operational time before selling or discontinuingservices to be five years instead of a seven or ten year time period? Is PrimeHealthcare prepared to commit to operating Christ Hospital for more than fiveyears after initial licensure, if required by certificate of need approval to do so? If not, please explain why? Has Prime Healthcare sold any of the hospitals that theyconverted from non-profit to for-profit within seven years or less from their statelicensure date? If so, please explain the reasons for the sale and whether thefacilities continued to operate as hospitals.16.Explain how Prime Healthcare will build upon Christ Hospital’s existingcommitment to the medically indigent as stated on page 14 of Section B.17.On Page 9 of Section II of the application, you mention specific deficiencies for Christ Hospital to address in order to continue to provide crucial care to HudsonCounty residents. Outline your plan to address these deficiencies.18.Does Prime Healthcare plan to acquire the existing Medicare Provider Number of Christ Hospital or obtain a new one?a.If keeping the existing Medicare provider number, please describe anyliabilities pertaining to the Medicare provider number being acquired and howthese are accounted for in the financial data presented.b.
If acquiring a new Medicare provider number, please describehow the facility will comply with CMS conditions of participation as anew provider, especially required Federal Life Safety Coderequirements (most recent code requirements).
19.On page 19 of Section B of the application, you address the criteria of N.J.A.C.8:33-4.9. The statements provided lack the required specificity needed todemonstrate compliance. In accordance with general criteria for Certificate of Need (CN) approval at N.J.S.A. 26:2H-8 and N.J.A.C. 8:33-4.9(a), please providedetailed responses to the criteria set forth below:a.the availability of facilities or services which may serve as alternatives or substitutes;