Both Medicare and private health insurance plans pay for a large portion or sometimes even all costs associated with many types of medical equipment used in the home. A hospital bed is covered if one or more of the following criteria (1-4) are met:. Bed Side Rails: Covered if your loved one’s condition requires them, and if Medicare has already determined that your loved one requires a hospital bed. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) will cover a hospital bed as durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. If you have Medicare Part B (as a part of Original Medicare), or you have this benefit as a part of a Medicare Advantage plan, then you are eligible for this coverage.
A total electric hospital bed is not considered medically necessary; consistent with Medicare policy, the height adjustment feature is a convenience feature. BMJ. 2003 Nov 29;327(7426):1257. Hospital bed utilisation in the NHS, Kaiser Permanente, and the US Medicare programme: analysis of routine data. Hospital Beds Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and Policy Article PDF. Much of the Provider information contained on the Noridian Medicare web site is copyrighted by the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association.
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