You have the right to know why we need to ask you questions.
We are required by law to collect health information to make sure:
- you get quality health care, and
- payment for Medicare and Medicaid patients is correct.
You have the right to have your personal health care information kept conﬁdential.
- You may be asked to tell us information about yourself so that we will know which home health services will be best for you.
- We keep anything we learn about you conﬁdential.
- This means, only those who are legally authorized to know, or who have a medical need to know, will see your personal health information.
You have the right to refuse to answer questions.
- We may need your help in collection your health information.
- If you choose not to answer, we will ﬁll in the information as best we can.
- You do not have to answer every question to get services.
You have the right to look at your personal health information.
- We know how important it is that the information we collect about you is correct. If you think we made a mistake, ask us to correct it.
- If you are not satisﬁed with our response, you can ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal Medicare and Medicaid agency, to correct your information.