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Medicare Beneficiaries Rights and Responsibilities

Medicare Beneficiaries Rights and Responsibilities

Medicare Beneficiaries Rights and Responsibilities



Aligned Medicare Beneficiaries of Florida Physicians Trust (FPT) have the right to:

    • Be treated with courtesy and respect, with appreciation of your dignity, and protection of your need for privacy.

    • A prompt and reasonable response to questions and requests.

    • Know who is providing medical services and who is responsible for their care.

    • Know what patient support services they can get, and if an interpreter is available if they do not speak English.

    • Know what rules and laws apply to the conduct of staff or contract providers.

    • Be provided by contracted providers, information about diagnosis, planned course of treatment, alternatives, risks and prognosis.

    • Refuse any treatment, except as provided by law.

    • Receive, before treatment, a reasonable estimate of charges for medical care.

    • Receive a copy of a reasonable, clear, and understandable detailed bill and, upon request, to have the charges explained.

    • Access to medical treatment or accommodations, regardless of race, national origin, religion, physical handicap, or source of payment.

    • Treatment for any emergency medical condition that will get worse from failure to provide treatment.

    • Know if medical treatment is for experimental research and to grant consent or refusal to take part in such experimental research.

    • Private and confidential handling of medical records and, expect when required by law, be given the chance to approve or refuse their release.

    • Express grievances about any violation by FPT of their rights to CMS.


Aligned Medicare Beneficiaries of Florida Physicians Trust (FPT) are expected to:

    • Provide their health care provider, to the best of their knowledge, correct and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospital stays, medicines and other health matters.

    • Report unexpected changes in their condition to their health care provider.

    • Discuss with their health care provider if they do not comprehend a course of treatment and/or what is expected of them.

    • Follow the treatment plan suggested by their health care provider.

    • Keep appointments, and when they are unable to do so for any reason, notify their health care provider or the health care facility.

    • Answer for their actions if they refuse treatment or do not follow the health care provider’s instructions.

    • Assure that the financial obligations of their health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.

    • Follow health care facility rules and laws that affect patient care and conduct.

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