North Carolina

https://www.nc.gov

 

North Carolina Department of Health Services: https://www.ncdhhs.gov

List of North Carolina Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc

 

How many hospitals are there in North Carolina? 

There are 158 hospitals in North Carolina. This includes 36 government hospitals and 25 private hospitals, with over 27,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in North Carolina?

In the Department of Health, the Division of Health Service Regulation regulates health facilities in North Carolina. It also checks in with the programs to ensure people are receiving adequate and appropriate care.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in North Carolina? 

There are over 560 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in North Carolina for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

In the Department of Health, the Division of Health Service Regulation regulates nursing homes in North Carolina. It also checks in with the programs to ensure people are receiving adequate and appropriate care.

 

What is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Responsible for?

The North Carolina Department of Health managed the delivery of health and human services for its citizens. Programs include children’s services, deaf-blind services, and disability services. 

 

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in North Carolina? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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