Wyoming

http://www.wyo.gov

 

Wyoming Department of Health: https://health.wyo.gov

List of Wyoming Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/wy

 

How many hospitals are there in Wyoming? 

There are 37 hospitals in Wyoming. This includes 19 government hospitals and 9 private hospitals, with over 1,000 beds. 

 

Who regulates hospitals in Wyoming?

The Wyoming Department of Health’s Healthcare Licensing and Surveys regulates health facilities in Wyoming. It also provides on-site inspections and investigations to ensure compliance.

 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Wyoming? 

There are over 80 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Wyoming for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.

 

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

The Wyoming Department of Health’s Healthcare Licensing and Surveys regulates nursing homes in Wyoming. It also provides on-site inspections and investigations to ensure compliance.

 

What is the Wyoming Department of Health Responsible for?

The Wyoming Department of Health and Environment works to protect and enhance the health and well-being of its citizens. It is organized into divisions: behavioral health, healthcare financing, aging, and public health.

 

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

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Wyoming 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 Wyoming

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