Patient Lifts

Medicare Qualifications

  • Patient lifts may be covered if the transfer between the bed and a chair, wheelchair, or commode requires the assistance of more than one person.
  • Without the use of a lift the patient would be bed confined.
  • A multi-positional patient transfer system may be covered if BOTH of the following are met:
    1. The basic coverage criteria for a lift are met; AND
    2. The beneficiary requires supine positioning for transfers.

Required Documentation for Medicare

  1. Prescription – Written or typed and signed by the prescribing doctor.
  2. Detailed Written Order  Must be signed and dated by the treating physician (prior to delivery).
  3. Chart Notes   Including information why a patient lift is medically necessary (must comply with Qualifications).
  4. Face to Face EvaluationCompleted Face to Face evaluation from physician if requesting a multi-positional patient transfer system.


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Patient Lift LCD





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Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Phone: (361) 808-7382


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