Healthcare Regulatory Compliance at the Local Level

Since our firm’s founding, Ascendient has been recognized as a nationwide leader in certificate of need (CON) applications, strategy, and litigation. Our healthcare regulatory compliance consultants have been through the CON process hundreds of times in numerous states, enabling us to provide value-added services that clients simply cannot find elsewhere, including:

  • an extensive database of CON applications, decisions, and litigation documents that allows us to anticipate how regulators are likely to view a specific CON request.
  • assistance with CON-related litigation, such as testifying in defense of a client’s approved application, supporting a denied application, or opposing a competitor’s application. Our staff have served as expert witnesses in several CON litigation cases.

Our healthcare regulatory compliance services also include Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) support.

For nonprofit hospitals, showing the community that you care is no longer just good business – it’s also a requirement for tax-exempt status. And under the Affordable Care Act, all 501(c)(3) hospitals must publish a formal CHNA every three years, along with a strategy for meeting the local community’s health needs.

Ascendient will help your healthcare regulatory compliance team streamline the CHNA process, avoid potential problems, and stay within shifting IRS guidelines. We’ll also see that your CHNA is fully aligned with your broader strategic plan, communicates effectively with your market, and differentiates you clearly from your for-profit competitors.