I've recently admitted my 90 year old mother, who has advancing Alzheimer's, a heart condition, and Type ll diabetes into in-home hospice care run through MediCARE.
I have total, full coverage POA as well as complete control over her health care and decisions through her Advanced Directive, and that includes a WAIVER to her HIPAA Rights.
That having been said, I went through the last bit of her admissions procedure today, after a representative had already come to the house the day before, to complete the process. Mind you that ALL of her information was given to them by me as mom's no longer able to communicate.
While completing the admissions, the rep kept trying to keep the information and additional notes away from me, preventing me from reading them.
I kept wondering WHAT it was they were trying to keep from me or hide! Thus, my question.... do I have the RIGHT to be able to read this information and their additional notes as they pertain to her admissions, or any other information as it pertains to her, for that matter? I would personally think so, but I'm hoping to receive a better, more legally sound answer to my query as opposed to my simply thinking I DO have the RIGHT.
As always, I appreciate any answers that I may receive and I thank you in advance for helping me out!!!