Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health

List of Massachusetts Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_MA.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Massachusetts? 

There are 136 hospitals in Massachusetts. This includes 18 government hospitals and 36 private hospitals, with over 20,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Massachusetts?

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

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Massachusetts? 

There are over 250 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Massachusetts for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

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

 

What is the Massachusetts Department of Health Responsible for?

The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

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

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