Hospital Bed Accessories

Medicare Qualifications

  • Trapeze equipment is considered for coverage if the beneficiary needs this device to sit up because of a respiratory condition, to change body position for other medical reasons, or to get in and out of bed
  • Heavy Duty trapeze equipment is covered if the beneficiary meets the criteria for regular trapeze equipment and the beneficiary’s weight is more than 250 pounds.
  • A bed cradle is considered for coverage when it is necessary to prevent contact with the bed coverings.
  • Side rails or safety enclosures are covered when they are required by the beneficiary’s condition and they are an integral part of, or an accessory to, a covered hospital bed.

Please Note: - If a beneficiary’s condition requires a replacement innerspring mattress or foam mattress it will be covered for a beneficiary owned hospital bed.


Required Documentation for Medicare

  1. Prescription – Must be signed and dated by treating physician.
  2. Detailed Written Order – Signed and dated by the treating physician (prior to delivery).
  3. Chart Notes – Including information stating why equipment is medically necessary (must comply with Qualifications listed above).


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Corpus Christi, TX 78415

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