As a person with Medicare, you have certain guaranteed rights and protections. In addition, federal law specifies that patients of a Medicare-approved home health agency also have the following rights. The home health agency must give you a written copy of them.
- Choose your home health agency. (For members of managed care plans, choices will depend upon which home health agencies your plan works with.)
- Have your property treated with respect.
- Be given a copy of your plan of care, and participate in decisions about your care.
- Have your family or guardian act for you if you are unable.
For information on your privacy rights as a home health patient, read the Home Health Agency OASIS Statement of Patients Privacy Rights.