Georgia

https://georgia.gov

 

Georgia Department of Community Health: https://dch.georgia.gov

List of Georgia Hospitals: https://dch.georgia.gov

 

How many hospitals are there in Georgia? 

There are 230 hospitals in Georgia. This includes 60 government hospitals and 61 private hospitals, with over 30,000 beds. 
 

Who regulates hospitals in Georgia?

The Georgia Department of Community Health regulates health facilities in Georgia. Healthcare Facility Regulation is a division of the Department of Community Health, which plans, licenses, and certifies various services in Georgia.
 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Georgia? 

There are 357 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Georgia for the 22,000 residents who require nursing services each year. 
 

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

The Georgia Department of Community Health regulates nursing homes in Georgia. Healthcare Facility Regulation is a division of the Department of Community Health, which plans, licenses, and certifies various services in Georgia.
 

What is the Georgia Department of Health Responsible for?

The Georgia Department of Community Health provides access to affordable health care for million in Georgia. It is the lead agency for Medicaid and the State Health Benefit Plan, one of Georgia’s four health agencies.
What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Georgia? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Georgia 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 Georgia

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