Rennova Health received approval for the opening of Big South Fork Medical Center.
Rennova Health (NASDAQ:RNVA) received approval for the opening of Big South Fork Medical Center following the conclusion of an inspection into the company’s subsidiary Big South Fork Medical Center from the Tennessee Department of Health East Regional Office.
As quoted in the press release:
Big South Fork Medical Center is a 25-bed rural Acute Care Facility that will apply for Critical Access Hospital designation after opening. The hospital will open with services that include a 24/7 emergency department along with radiology services that include X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI. Other available services will include a laboratory, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, a medical/surgical unit and swing beds.
The Big South Fork Medical Center was granted a Medicaid number on April 8, 2017 by the State of Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, Bureau of TennCare with a retrospective effective date of January 13, 2017. This was an important first step in the development of the Hospital, allowing Big South Fork Medical Center to contract with TennCare Managed Care Organizations.
The next step after opening will be the CMS site survey. Once the site survey is complete and any findings have been corrected, CMS will issue the hospital its Medicare number.