Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Justin B. Dimick, chair and professor of surgery, to Michigan's Certificate of Need Commission.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H., to the Certificate of Need Commission, a state regulatory program intended to balance the cost, quality and access of Michigan's health care system. Dimick’s appointment, announced on August 7, 2020, will last three years, until April 9, 2023.
The 11-member Certificate of Need (CON) commission serves to ensure that needed services and facilities afford quality health care for the residents of the state. It has the responsibility to develop, approve, disapprove, or revise review standards that are used to issue decisions on CON applications. Dimick will represent physicians licensed under part 170 or 175 who are representing schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine, as he replaces Stewart Wang. M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery at U-M Medical School and director of U-M Hospital's Burn Center.
Dimick is a professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at U-M Medical School. He is also a health services researcher at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, whose work focuses on policies for improving surgical care, cost and quality, including selective referral, pay-for-performance, and episode bundled payments.