Maine

https://www.maine.gov/portal/index.html

 

Maine Department of Health Services: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/

List of Maine Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_ME.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Maine? 

There are 52 hospitals in Maine. This includes 5 government hospitals and 1 private hospital, with over 4,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Maine?

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

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Maine? 

There are over 80 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Maine for the 20 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

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

 

What is the Maine Department of Health Responsible for?

The Maine 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 Maine? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Maine 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 Maine

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