Bed Cradle Documentation Needs
The following qualification criteria need to be documented in the patients’ medical record notes to qualify for the prescribed equipment. 

The following needs to be appropriately documented to qualify.

  • Explain why the patient needs to prevent contact with the bed coverings.

Diagnosis: See LCD (Local coverage determination) at for any additional qualifying information questions, diagnosis codes and descriptions

Medicare approved detailed equipment description for a bed cradle
Bed Cradle,  (HCPC-E0280)

Patient notes/justification – Must be documented using your normal dictation process. Letter of medical necessity, notes wrote on letter head or prescriptions are not valid.

Prescription/order requirements – Must contain Patient’s name, date of the order and Start date, detailed equipment description (See above), signature of the ordering physician and a signature date.