Hospital Bed

Approved Diagnosis 

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • COPD

  • Problems with aspiration

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Alsheimer's Disease

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • CVA

  • Hemiplegia

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Paraplegia

  • Parkinson's Disease

Coverage is considered for a fixed-height hospital bed when at least one of the following are met:

  • Has a medical condition which requires positioning of the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed.

  • Patient requires positioning of the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed in order to alleviate pain.

  • Requires the head of the bed to be elevated more than 30 degrees most of the time because of CHF, COPD or problems with aspiration. 

  • Requires traction equipment that can only be attached to a hospital bed. 

If a heavy duty-type bed is medically necessary, the weight must be at least 350 pounds and must be documented.

 

Medicare does not cover full electric beds. 

Semi-Electric beds are considered for coverage if one of the above (4) reasons is met AND

  • If the patient requires frequent changes in body position such as to alleviate pain, prevent aspiration or a respiratory issue.