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Lift Chair Criteria

The following criteria must be met in order for a patient to qualify for insurance coverage on the lift mechanism of the chair.The patient is responsible for the remainder of the cost of the chair.  

  1. Does the patient have severe arthritis of the hip or knee?
  2. Does the patient have a severe neuromuscular disease?
  3. Is the patient completely incapable of standing up from a regular armchair in his/her home?
  4. Once standing, does the patient have the ability to ambulate?
  5. Have all appropriate therapeutic modalities to enable patient transfer from a chair to a standing position been tried and failed?

Note: Insurance will not pay for lift device if patient is in a nursing home.