Oregon

https://www.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx

 

Oregon Department of Health: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/Portal-Public-Health-TB.aspx

List of Oregon Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/or

 

How many hospitals are there in Oregon? 

There are 74 hospitals in Oregon. This includes 16 government hospitals and 4 private hospitals, with over 7,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Oregon?

The Oregon Health Authority regulates health facilities in Oregon. Stakeholder groups develop regulations to ensure that Oregon citizens receive quality care.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Oregon? 

There are over 350 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Oregon for the 17 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Oregon Office of Safety, Oversight, and Quality regulates nursing homes in Oregon.

It also coordinates licenses for residential care facilities and assisted living facilities. 

 

What is the Oregon Health Authority Responsible for?

The Oregon Health Authority works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens

Its goals include: public health modernizations, health improvement, and a state health improvement plan.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Oregon 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 Oregon

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