Rhode Island

https://www.ri.gov

 

Rhode Island Department of Health Services: https://health.ri.gov

List of Rhode Island Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ri

 

How many hospitals are there in Rhode Island? 

There are 20 hospitals in Rhode Island. This includes 4 government hospitals and 1 private hospital, with over 3,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Rhode Island?

The Rhode Island Department of Health regulates health facilities in Rhode Island. Additionally, transfers of ownership of health facilities require regulation from the Department of the Attorney General. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Rhode Island? 

There are over 50 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Rhode Island for the 17 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Rhode Island Department of Health regulates nursing homes in Rhode Island. Its licensing unit helps with checking application status, renewing a license, or filing a complaint.

 

What is the Rhode Island Department of Health Responsible for?

The Rhode Island Department of Health works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Programs assist in improving health equity and healthy living, and reducing health risks. 

 

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Rhode Island? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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