West Virginia

https://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

West Virginia Department of Health Services: https://dhhr.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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

 

How many hospitals are there in West Virginia? 

There are 71 hospitals in West Virginia. This includes 14 government hospitals and 19 private hospitals, with over 7,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in West Virginia?

The West Virginia Officer of Health Facility Licensure and Certification regulates health facilities in West Virginia. Programs it licenses includes: assisted living, behavioral health, and chronic pain clinics.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in West Virginia? 

There are over 90 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in West Virginia for the 19 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The West Virginia Officer of Health Facility Licensure and Certification regulates nursing homes in West Virginia. Programs it licenses includes: assisted living, behavioral health, and chronic pain clinics.

 

What is the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Responsible for?

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Its programs include: AIDS prevention, family planning, tobacco prevention, and immunization.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and West 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 West Virginia

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

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