Arkansas

https://portal.arkansas.gov

 

Arkansas Department of Health Services: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov

List of Arkansas Hospitals: https://www.arkhospitals.org/Online/Our_Hospitals/Find_a_Hospital.aspx

 

How many hospitals are there in Arkansas? 

There are 122 hospitals in Arkansas. This includes 20 government hospitals and 35 private hospitals, with over 11,000 beds. 
 

Who regulates hospitals in Arkansas?

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates health facilities in Arkansas. It is the authority for certification for hospitals, rehabilitation units, health clinics, infirmaries, and more.
 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Arkansas? 

There are 225 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Arkansas for the 20,000 residents who require nursing services each year. 
 

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

The Arkansas Department of Human Services regulates nursing homes in Arkansas. The Office of Long Term Care licenses and inspects long-term care facilities, including nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities. 
 

What is the Arkansas Department of Health Responsible for?

The Arkansas Department of Health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of its citizens. It provides more than 100 services statewide to ensure the public safety of the people, including water cleanliness, immunizations, and food safety
What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Arkansas? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Arkansas law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Individuals  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 with the state agency for any violations of the law. 

 

HealthCare Compliance Issues in Arkansas

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