Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: https://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/pages/default.aspx
List of Alaska Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ak
How many hospitals are there in Alaska? (Google)
There are 26 hospitals in Alaska.
Who regulates hospitals in Alaska? (Google)
The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services regulates health facilities in Alaska. Its Division of Health Care Services provides licensing and certification for health facilities.
How Many Nursing Homes are there in Alaska?
There are 20 nursing homes in Alaska, covering both Medicare and Medicaid. These include approximately 827 beds for residents in need of skilled nursing.
Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in Alaska?
The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services oversees and regulates long-term care homes in Alaska. The Division of Health Care Services outlines the regulations for assisted living facilities in Alaska.
What is the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Responsible for?
The Department of Health and Social Services is responsible for promoting and protecting the health and well-being of Alaskans. Sections include: Public Health Nursing, Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, and Epidemiology.
What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Alaska?
Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Alaska law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Alaskans 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 Alaska
Healthcare compliance issues in Alaska include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.