Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov

 

Tennessee Department of Health Services: https://www.tn.gov/health.html

List of Tennessee Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/tn

 

How many hospitals are there in Tennessee? 

There are 176 hospitals in Tennessee. This includes 28 government hospitals and 76 private hospitals, with over 25,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Tennessee?

The Tennessee Office of Health Care Facilities regulates health facilities in Tennessee. It provides licensing for over 20 different types of healthcare facilities, including state laboratories. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Tennessee? 

There are over 340 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Tennessee for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Tennessee Office of Health Care Facilities regulates nursing homes in Tennessee. It provides licensing for over 20 different types of healthcare facilities, including state laboratories. 

 

What is the Tennessee Department of Health Responsible for?

The Tennessee Department of Health works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Programs include: restaurant inspections, tobacco cessation, and prevention of vaping-associated illnesses.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Tennessee 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 Tennessee

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

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