Texas

https://www.texas.gov

 

Texas Department of Health: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm

List of Texas Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/tx

 

How many hospitals are there in Texas? 

There are 798 hospitals in Texas. This includes 138 government hospitals and 444 private hospitals, with over 91,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Texas?

The Texas Department of State Health Services regulates health facilities in Texas. It also surveys complaints that are filed by dissatisfied patients or families. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Texas? 

There are over 1,000 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Texas for the 23 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services regulates nursing homes in Texas. DADS licenses and inspects facilities, which must need strict standards to provide good long-term care. 

 

What is the Texas Department of State Health Services Responsible for?

The Texas Department of Health and Environment works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Resources include: pregnancy resources, infection diseases, and drugs and medical devices. 

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Texas 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 Texas

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

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