Your insurance may cover a portion of your chair, and United Oxygen and Medical Equipment will work with your doctor to see if you qualify for insurance coverage.
Are you ready to choose a chair? Please call us at (585) 360-4900, or come and visit our showroom at 1590 Ridge Rd. West in Greece, NY. Our trained staff will help you pick out the right chair for you or your loved one.
Insurance Reimbursement / Payment Criteria for a New Lift Chair
Insurance may cover the seat lift mechanism portion of the new lift chair. The reimbursement amount is between $210 to $290 depending on the insurance and your location.
Medicare patient and doctor requirements …
• The patient has severe arthritis of the hip or knee, or has a severe neuromuscular disease.
• The patient is completely incapable of standing up from a regular armchair or any chair in his/her home.
• Once standing, the patient needs to have the ability to walk.
• All appropriate therapeutic modalities to enable the patient to transfer from a chair to a standing position have tried and failed. (e.g. medication, physical therapy)
The above criteria need to be met before the patient becomes eligible for insurance reimbursement for the lift mechanism. In some cases, insurances may make exceptions if one of the criteria is not met.