Rennova Health's Big South Fork Medical Center Is Granted Three Year Certificate of Accreditation by CMS
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/17 -- Rennova Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNVA), (NASDAQ: RNVAZ) ("Rennova" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers, announces that Big South Fork Medical Center, has been found to comply with the requirements of the NIAHO Hospital Accreditation Program, and has been awarded full accreditation for a three year term effective as of October 11, 2017.
Pursuant to the authority granted to DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Scott County Community Hospital d/b/a Big South Fork Medical Center is deemed in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals (42 C.F.R. §482). Approximately 60% of the services provided in the hospital are payable by federal payers and a Medicare number is required to receive payments and get credentialed with other insurers.
Big South Fork Medical Center (BSFMC) opened on August 8, 2017, with services that include a 24/7 emergency department along with radiology services that include X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound. Other available services include a laboratory, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, a medical/surgical unit and swing beds. The first six weeks of operations have exceeded Rennova's expectations and is indicative of the need for this service in the local community.
"Receiving our Medicare number is the final hurdle that will enable us to collect payment for services provided," said Seamus Lagan, CEO of Rennova. "We look forward to the continued success and growth of this hospital and remain confident that this is an excellent business model to create value for our shareholders."
As previously announced, the opening of this hospital signifies a new direction, which the Company believes will ensure predictable and reliable payment for needed services in the healthcare sector. The hospital had unaudited annual revenues of approximately $12 million, and a normalized EBITDA of approximately $1.3 million for fiscal 2015, the last full year of the hospital's operation. Rennova believes that operations during the hospital's first month of business provide a strong indication that it can rebuild these revenues back to, and exceed, the levels achieved by the hospital in 2015 of approximately $1 million per month.
"We are delighted that our efforts to date have been ratified by this outcome and we look forward to the provision of additional services in the near future now that we know we can get paid," said Tony Taylor, CEO of Scott Community Hospital, Inc.
About Rennova Health, Inc.
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Source: Rennova Health, Inc.
Released October 19, 2017