Kentucky

https://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx

 

Kentucky Department of Public Health: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/default.aspx

List of Kentucky Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_KY.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Kentucky? 

There are 130 hospitals in Kentucky. This includes 22  government hospitals and 29 private hospitals, with over 11,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Kentucky?

The Kentucky Department of Health and Environment regulates health facilities in Kentucky. It also provides licensing forms for ambulatory surgery centers and birthing centers. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Kentucky? 

There are over 280 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Kentucky which include over 26,000 nursing home beds.

 

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

The Kentucky Department of Aging and Disability Services regulates nursing homes in Kentucky. Its mission is to promote dignity, security, and independence of Kentucky seniors, also promoting mental health resources.

 

What is the Kentucky Department of Health Responsible for?

The Kentucky Department of Health and Environment works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. It provides resources on health related matters including disease control, family health, community health systems, and health promotion.

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Kentucky 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 Kentucky

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

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