Virginia

https://www.virginia.gov

 

Virginia Department of Health Services: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov

List of Virginia Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/va

 

How many hospitals are there in Virginia? 

There are 143 hospitals in Virginia. This includes 22 government hospitals and 38 private hospitals, with over 22,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Virginia?

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Licensure and Certification regulates health facilities in Virginia. It also provides licensing for hospice programs, outpatient surgical hospitals, and home care organizations. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Virginia? 

There are over 420 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Virginia for the 15 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Licensure and Certification regulates nursing homes in Virginia. It also provides licensing for hospice programs, outpatient surgical hospitals, and home care organizations. 

 

What is the Virginia Department of Health Responsible for?

The Virginia Department of Health and Environment works to protect and promote the health of people in Virginia. Programs include: smoking cessation, HIV services, sexual violence prevention, and breastfeeding.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Virginia 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 Virginia

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

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