Florida Department of Health: http://www.floridahealth.gov
List of Florida Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_FL.html
How many hospitals are there in Florida?
There are 349 hospitals in Florida. This includes 45 government hospitals and 155 private hospitals, with over 72,000 beds.
Who regulates hospitals in Florida?
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration regulates health facilities in Florida. The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation also regulates assisted living units, outpatient services units, and in-home services units.
How Many Nursing Homes are there in Florida?
There are 691 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Florida for the 71,000 residents who require nursing services each year.
Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in Florida?
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration regulates nursing homes in Florida. The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation also regulates hospitals, outpatient services units, and in-home services units.
What is the Florida Agency for Health Responsible for?
The Florida Agency for Health works to improve health care in Florida. It is responsible for licensure and regulation of health facilities, administration of the Medicaid program, and providing education regarding Florida residents’ quality of care.
What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Florida?
Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Florida 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 Florida
Healthcare compliance issues in Florida include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.