Louisiana

https://www.louisiana.gov

 

Louisiana Department of Health: https://ldh.la.gov

List of Louisiana Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_LA.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Louisiana? 

There are 262 hospitals in Louisiana. This includes 56 government hospitals and 118 private hospitals, with over 18,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Louisiana?

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

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Louisiana? 

There are over 120 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Louisiana for the 15 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

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

 

What is the Louisiana Department of Health Responsible for?

The Louisiana 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 Louisiana? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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

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