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A person who is disabled and on Medicare. If yes, how much would they pay towards the price of a chair? Also I want to know if a doctor's note or prescription is needed. thank you. Angelina

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When we bought our lift chair we had a prescription and my grandmom was on medicare. If the chair cost $600 they paid about $100. But this was 20 yrs ago so I am not sure what they pay now. At that time we bought the chair thru a medical supply co. Now you can buy them almost anywhere. Maybe others will have more current info.
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What do I do about getting a lift chair
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I have Medicaid and Medicare and SSI disability what do I do about getting a lift chair
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Seven years ago my brother and I bought a lift recliner for our father as a Christmas gift. Dad had started to sleep in his old recliner because it made breathing easier - but the chair was so old and falling apart - it began to mess with his back. We sprang for the lift style in anticipation of woes to come - and were we ever right! That chair has out lived my dad and is now with mom in her NH. The chair is were mom spends most of her time, feet up - even naps in it. Mom has problems with the control remote and in under two months has blasted two holes in the wall behind the chair - we wish they'd quit fixing the hole as its just gonna keep happening - we pull it further away from the wall every visit but it keeps working its way back. Regardless - using that lift function is the only way brother, myself and staff can get her up out of the chair due to bone on bone arthritis in her hip. Back when we bought it, it was prior to my parents serious decline and words like Medicare weren't even in mine or my brothers vocabulary. We paid $1,000, at the time at to date it is the best money we've ever spent in regards to my parents care and comfort. If the Medicare process and forms are delaying things - and you can afford the couple hundred dollars they would have paid - just buy the chair, it's worth it!
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Medicare gives them for free with a doctors rx. I LOVE it!
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Medicare provided a hourr lift for my mom. Crank style. I found it too hard to do with one person but my mom was small. Don't know if they still cover it
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Reverseroles - where did you get the hoyer lift..how much are they? My dad has parkinsons and some days can't move. I am not sure exactly what i need. Thanks!
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They are pretty cheap at sams club online or Bobs furniture. I had one, sold it when we got a hoyer lift. Good luck.
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Yes smcbeth1 is correct. But they will only pay for one. Our first that they paid for broke and i had to purchase the second. Found one in clearance at raymour and flanagan for only $520.
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Yes. They will pay for the lift mechanism and you buy the chair. Need a doctors prescription and go somewhere who takes medicare.
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I worked as a rep for Medicare for 15 years and the only thing they pay for is the lift mechanism only which payment usually is around $250. It's been a while but I searched it on medicare's site and it is still the same. First you have to meet certain criteria and then need a doctor's script. You will need to go through a Medicare Durable Medical Equipment provider in order to be reimbursed.
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I suggest a program for peiple with disabilities. Here in Nrw York. We have People inc, & other programs that come onto your home & evaluate your loved one. If you have a script part will be billed to the insurance & they will pay the rest. Also with Medicare the company can agree to take small monthly payments. Good Luck! May God Bless!
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When I called medicare they also told me they only pay for the lifting mechanism. I just bought mom one instead at samsclub
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Yes sorry i forgot - you do need a doctors order. My dads primary faxed an order to the supply place and they submi it to medicare.
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Medicare pays for a portion of it. I went through a durable medical supply that was medicare certified and purchased a lift chair for my dad. They pay a portion of quite a few needed medical supplies which has helped us greatly. Just make sure the supply store is medicare certified. Hope this helps you!
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Long ago I knew someone who got one through medicare. I'm not sure about that now, but a friend had one that she told me medicare paid for it. They may not do this any longer.
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My husband had knee surgery and before surgery he had trouble getting out of chairs. I went to Medical Supply Store and bought one and asked about Medicare paying part. They told me I needed a form from his doctor. I called and they were out of forms then finally they sent to the store. Medicare did not pay anything. I think you need to get doctor form before buying. I'm not sure the store was at fault but did not seem very interested. Anyway, I'm glad I bought it.
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I have just filled out the paperwork to be reimbursed for my Dad's lift chair. I purchased on line with a company that offered Medicare reimbursement. I was told that Medicare only reimburses for the lift mechanism which is aproximately $250. to $300. I bought it from U.S. Medical Supplies. They emailed me the invoice and the Medicare forms.
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My grandmother had bad arthritis in her knees. We needed a doctor's script and Medicare only paid a fraction of the costs. We had to pay upfront and were reimbursed later. This chair was a god send when my mom was no longer Abel to lift herself. Well worth the expense. Shop around. You can also get them online and at places like sams club .
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This question falls under Medicare's "Durable Medical Equipment" and definitely needs a doctor's prescription. I haven't heard of Medicare paying for a lift chair, but it will all depend on the medical diagnosis. Try asking! They can either say "yes" or "no".
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Our mom's doctor wrote an order for a lift chair, and Medicare paid for at least part of it. Agree with runragged, ask the medical supply facility near you.
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The best people to answer this kind of a question is a medical supply house that sells durable medical equipment. Check your yellow pages or Google your local area to find one.

Our guess is that with a doctor's order, you can probably get one.

Medical supply places we have used do have these on display, and our assumption is that with a doctor's order, insurance can be billed. However, the people who work there are the experts on how they can be paid. Rather than take our assumption, a quick phone call to one near you will likely clear this up for you and hopefully set you on the path to getting one.
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