Mississippi

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Mississippi Department of Health Services: https://msdh.ms.gov

List of Mississippi Hospitals: https://www.ahd.com/states/hospital_MS.html

 

How many hospitals are there in Mississippi? 

There are 128 hospitals in Mississippi. This includes 58  government hospitals and 26 private hospitals, with over 14,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Mississippi?

The Mississippi Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification regulates health facilities in Mississippi. It also provides licenses for personal care homes, home health agencies, and hospices. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Mississippi? 

There are over 84 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Mississippi for the 14 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Mississippi Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification regulates nursing homes in Mississippi. It also provides licenses for personal care homes, home health agencies, and hospices.

 

What is the Mississippi Department of Health Responsible for?

The Mississippi Department of Health works to protect the public health of its citizens. Programs include: disease surveillance, environmental protection, and disease prevention. https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/19,0,378.html

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Mississippi 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 Mississippi

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