Can You Get Medicare Reimbursement For Lift Chairs?
Lift chairs are chairs that have a seat lift mechanism that assist individuals with mobility issues to get from a sitting to a standing position. These mobility products offer the important service of helping those facing mobility challenges remain comfortable in their own homes. Lift chairs range in price and for some, they can be cost prohibitive. We are often asked whether or not you can get medicare reimbursement for power lift chairs. The answer to this question is that depending on your condition or eligible insurance coverage, you may be able to get medicare reimbursement for at least part of the cost of your lift chair.
How can I use my medicare coverage to pay for a lift chair?
Medicare will typically not cover the cost of a new lift chair in full. This is likely due to the fact that there are many different varieties of chairs that all come with varying costs depending on the style and features of the chair. However, if you are interested in seeing whether or not medicare covers the costs of your lift chair, you must first visit your doctor. If your health care provider determines that it is medically necessary for you to have a lift chair in order to facilitate proper or safe mobility in your home, Medicare Part B or Medicare Part C may cover the cost of the seat-lift mechanism as durable medical equipment (DME). You will need to provide a certificate of medical necessity to gain coverage. Medicare.gov is also a good resource to determine eligibility coverage. You may be required to pay a deductible and cover the remaining costs of the chair.
Will medicare pay for your lift chair?
Here are some examples of instances where a lift chair mechanism may be deemed medically necessary:
• You have a medical condition that prevents you from being able to stand after sitting in a regular chair.
• You have severe arthritis in joints or another severe neuromuscular disease that prevents you from standing from a sitting position.
• A seat mechanism is part of the physician’s recommended course of treatment for short-term or long-term disability recovery or management of a patient’s condition.
Where can I buy a lift chair?
EZ Mobility Solutions carries a wide selection of Pride Lift Chairs that both assist with mobility as well as offer the aesthetic you may be looking for in your home. These chairs help individuals be comfortable in a seated position or recline back for additional relaxation or a midday nap. Lift chairs are also extremely helpful to individuals recovering from surgery or accident related injuries that prevent them from comfortably or safely laying in a bed. Sometimes reclining in a chair is simply the more comfortable option.
If medicare coverage of lift chair lifting mechanisms is not an option for you – don’t worry. At EZ Mobility Solutions, we never want cost to get in the way of helping those with mobility issues. We are pleased to also offer rental options for our Pride Lift Chairs which can help make the cost of your lift chair more affordable. If you have questions about power lift chairs or would like to visit our Roanoke, VA showroom to try some out for yourself today, please give us a call. We would love to be your mobility solution.