Wisconsin

https://www.wisconsin.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

List of Wisconsin Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/wi

 

How many hospitals are there in Wisconsin? 

There are 169 hospitals in Wisconsin. This includes 13 government hospitals and 10 private hospitals, with over 19,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services regulates health facilities in Wisconsin. It also provides regular oversight of these hospitals and different health facilities. 

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Wisconsin? 

There are over 670 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Wisconsin for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services regulates nursing homes in Wisconsin. It also regulated programs including adult day care, adult family homes, and hospice care.

 

What is the Wisconsin Department of Health Responsible for?

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Environment commits to promoting high quality care for its citizens. It works with local providers to provide programs supporting mental health, public health, and substance use prevention.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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