Pennsylvania

https://www.pa.gov

 

Pennsylvania Department of Health Services: https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

List of Pennsylvania Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa

 

How many hospitals are there in Pennsylvania? 

There are 279 hospitals in Pennsylvania. This includes 17 government hospitals and 83 private hospitals, with over 46,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health regulates health facilities in Pennsylvania. It provides investigations for facility incidents and conducts the Medicare surveys.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Pennsylvania? 

There are over 930 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Pennsylvania for the 18 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Health regulates nursing homes in Pennsylvania. To ensure the homes are following state regulation, the nursing homes are inspected on an annual basis. 

 

What is the Pennsylvania Department of Health responsible for?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Programs center around: environmental health, emergency preparedness, the opioid epidemic, and more.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

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