Alabama

https://www.alabama.gov

 

Alabama Department of Public Health: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html

List of State Agencies and Departments: https://atlasalabama.gov/state-agencies-departments/

List of 340b Hospitals in Alabama: https://www.340bhealth.org/files/AL.pdf

 

How many hospitals are there in Alabama? (Google) 

There are 113 hospitals in Alabama (44 government hospitals, 62 private hospitals). List of hospitals: https://www.alaha.org/resources/hospital-directory/.

 

Who regulates hospitals in Alabama? (Google)

Alabama Department of Public Health regulates and licenses health facilities in Alabama. The Bureau of Health Provider Standards consists of the Division of Health Care Facilities and the Provider Services Unit.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Alabama? 

There are approximately 227 licensed long-term care nursing facilities in Alabama, which includes over 26,000 beds. List of nursing homes: https://www.carealabama.net/list01_alabama_nursing_homes.htm.

 

Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in Alabama?

The Bureau of Health Provider Standards is the State of Alabama’s regulatory agency responsible for licensing and/or certifying health care facilities. Nursing facilities must provide an ongoing program of activities led by a professional, which must be designed to meet the well-being of each resident. An activity director is responsible for the supervision of each program.

 

What is the Alabama Department of Public Health Responsible for?

The Alabama Department of Public Health community health departments work to preserve the general health and community environment. They provide health assessment information to the community and provide support in public health policy. Also, they provide access to quality health services and information, help to prevent disease, and enforce health regulations.

 

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Alabama? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Alabama law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards that apply to records held by health care providers across the nation. Alabamans have the rights to see and get a copy of their medical records and have information added to their medical records to make it more accurate. They also have the rights to file a complaint and sue in state court for any violations of the law. 

 

HealthCare Compliance Issues in Alabama

Healthcare compliance issues in Alabama include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.