Patient Rights

There are a variety of patient’s rights and providers of them. One, called “The Patient Care Partnership” is from the American Hospital Association (AHA). It gives guidelines for both patients and staff to let you know your rights in a hospital. These include:

•  High-quality hospital care.

•  A clean and safe environment.

•  Involvement in your care.

•  Protection of your privacy.

•  Preparing you and your family for when you leave the hospital.

•  Help with your bill and with filing insurance claims.

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Certain hospitals, hospice care providers, U.S. states, and health insurance plans have their own patient’s bill of rights. A Federal Patient’s Bill of Rights to protect the right of patients using health insurance was created at the same time as the Affordable Care Act. Its measures include:

•  Certain preventive screenings at no cost to patients.

•  The right to get health insurance in spite of pre-existing medical conditions.

•  Removal of annual and lifetime dollar limits for essential health care benefits.

•  The right to an easy-to-understand summary of benefits and coverage.

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