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Your rights as a home health patient

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.