As reported earlier by HealthBlawg (here and here), October 1 was the application filing date for new CONs (or, as we call them here in Massachusetts, DONs) for radiation therapy. Another application rolled in yesterday from St. Anne’s Hospital, bringing the total to three applications for expansion units (to be considered outside the eight-unit cap on new services). To the surprise of many observers, only six applications for new services were filed (applicants listed here).
Today’s Boston Globe story notes that most existing services are in Boston, and most of the pending applications are to develop services out in the suburbs.
It will likely be months before these applications are reviewed.