Patient Lift Documentation Needs
The following qualification criteria need to be documented in the patients’ medical record notes to qualify for the prescribed equipment. Note: Justification notes are valid for six months.

All of the following need to be sufficiently documented to support the need for the prescribed equipment.

  • Explain why without the use of a lift, the patient would be bed confined.
  • Explain the patient’s medical need for the lift.

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

Medicare approved detailed equipment descriptions patient lifts and slings
Patient lift
Patient lift, hydraulic or mechanical (HCPC- E0630) Note: includes and seat, sling, strap or pad
Patient lift, electric (HCPC- E0635) Note: includes and seat, sling, strap or pad
Replacement slings
sling or seat, patient lift, u sling, (HCPC- E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, u sling with head rest, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, full body, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, full body with commode opening, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, u sling mesh, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, u sling mesh with head rest, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, full body mesh, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, full body with commode opening mesh, (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, transfer sling (sit to stand) , (HCPC-E0621)
sling or seat, patient lift, standing sling (sit to stand) , (HCPC-E0621)

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.