Iowa

https://www.iowa.gov

 

Iowa Department of Public Health: https://idph.iowa.gov

List of Iowa Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_IA.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Iowa? 

There are 145 hospitals in Iowa. This includes 67 government hospitals and 5 private hospitals, with over 13,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Iowa?

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals regulates health facilities in Iowa. It is the authority for certification for hospitals, hospices, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, and more.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Iowa? 

There are 70 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Iowa for the over 50,000 residents who require nursing services each year.

 

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

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals regulates nursing homes in Iowa. It is the authority for certification for hospitals, hospices, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, and more.

 

What is the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Responsible for?

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals works to protect and improve the health and well-being of its citizens. It resources on health facilities, abuse and fraud, food safety, and more.

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Iowa 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 Iowa

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

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