Applications

All current applications and reviews are posted here to ensure transparency and increase awareness.

Recent Applications


Project Date Proposal Status / Final Outcome
12/15/2014 URMC NICU Expansion

UR medicine proposes to renovate and expand by eight (8) beds the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed capacity.

  • There is demonstrated community need for additional NICU capacity.
  • SMH’s designation as a Regional Perinatal Center indicates institutional need.
  • The proposed project has the potential to improve quality of care for patients and their families.
10/15/2014 UMMC Radiation Therapy and Medical Oncology

UMMC proposes to construct a new 8,498 square foot building addition at the hospital’s main site to include radiation therapy and medical services.

CTAAB concluded there is not a need for the proposed services: 

  • Available historical evidence indicates there is not a community need for additional radiation oncology capacity in the Genesee/Orleans/Wyoming area, although patient migration to Buffalo providers is unavailable.
  • Low patient volume would result in high per-patient costs and potentially lack of economic viability.
  • The addition of radiation services at UMMC would provide residents with integrated primary care and medical and radiation oncology care. However, geographic access to radiation care would not be improved.  Access for Medicaid patients would be provided.
  • While the application represents transferal of capacity within the CTAAB region, there is significant capital cost associated with the ‘relocation’ of radiation therapy services.
 
7/16/2014 Strong Memorial Hospital - Outpatient Oncology Extension Clinic

UR Medicine proposes to add two (2) infusion chairs and certify a radiation oncology extension clinic through conversion of a private practice, located at 262 Bank Street, Batavia.

CTAAB concluded that there is a need for the proposed Infusion Stations

  • The addition of the two infusion stations provides an opportunity for integrated care for cancer patients being treated with radiation therapy that also need chemotherapy.
  • UR Medicine is currently treating a large number of cancer patients from this region at the Wilmot Cancer Center who could receive their care closer to their home
  • The applicant indicates that as patients of this region migrate to the new location, infusion stations that are no longer needed at the Wilmot Cancer Center will be removed from service.

 

 
7/1/2014 F.F. Thompson - CT Scanner

The URMC Department of Imaging Sciences and F.F. Thompson hospital propose to add an additional CT scanner at F.F. Thompson Hospital

CTAAB concluded there is a not a need for the proposed CT scanner: 

  • There is no community need for the additional scanner.
  • There does not appear to be institutional need for the additional scanner.  
  • The low volume of impacted patients (approximately 1 per month) and appropriate diversion protocols during CT scanner downtime should mitigate additional impact.  
  • The nearest ED is approximately 18 minutes driving distance from FF Thompson.
  • The additional scanner does not represent an increase in access for most patients.
 
6/24/2014 Clifton Springs - Hematology Oncology Clinic

Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic proposes to renovate space on the second floor of the existing hospital facility to accomodate a Hematology Oncology Clinic, including 5 exam rooms and 13 chemotherapy bays.

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed clinic:

  • While the application represents an increase in ‘system capacity’ community capacity is not increased.
  • The acquisition allows for ‘340B’ pharmaceutical pricing on an additional 10 chemotherapy stations in the region, which should reduce overall cost of treatment for this community.
  • The acquisition increases integration with regional oncology services and formally provides infrastructure (EMR etc.) to that end.
 
5/28/2014 Hepatitis C Treatment

Hepatitis C treatment protocols and drug therapy review for efficacy and cost effectiveness.  

CTAAB recommended that statewide guidelines developed by NY State’s Medicaid program regarding treatment protocols be adopted by the commercial insurers to ensure appropriate treatment of Hepatitis C patients in a manner which is economically sustainable. 

1/29/2014 Unity Hospital - CT

Unity Hospital proposes to add a a second CT scanner at its Long Pond Rd Location to serve inpatient and emergency department patients.

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed services. 

  • There is a need for capacity at Unity to care for non-ambulatory patients, even though there is sufficient capacity in the area for all patients. 
  • There are likely to be improvements in quality of care as result of the additional scanner.
9/10/2013 Strong Memorial Hospital - Outpatient Radiology

Strong Memorial Hospital proposes to build a 92,000 square foot outpatient building, including two floors dedicated to adult outpatient imaging services currently performed within Strong Memorial Hospital. Proposed site location is East River Road.

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed building.

  • There is no change in CT or MRI capacity involved in this proposal 
  • The proposal will provide needed space for expansion of imaging services not available in the current hospital footprint 
  • Patient access to outpatient imaging services will be enhanced 
  • Quality of care may be improved by the acquisition of newer equipment and improved patient flow
6/10/2013 After Hours Imaging, LLC - CT and MRI

After Hours Imaging, LLC proposes to add a parked, mobile CT scanner and a mobile MRI machine to their current location at 80 West Avenue, Brockport.

CTAAB concluded there is not a need for the proposed services. 

  • There is not a community need for additional MRI or CT capacity.
10/3/2012 University Medical Imaging - MRI

University Medical Imaging proposes to add a fifth MRI scanner, a 3.0 Tesla open-bore design.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the proposed services.

Although there is not a community-wide need for additional MRI capacity, University Medical Imaging has demonstrated an institution-specific need for the proposed MRI.