Home health patient rights

As a person with Medicare, you have certain guaranteed rights and protections. By federal law, patients of a Medicare-approved home health agency also have these rights:

  • 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.

The home health agency must give you a written copy of your rights. For more information on your privacy rights as a home health patient, read the Home Health Agency OASIS Statement of Patients Privacy Rights.