Trapeze 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 if the patient needs this device to sit up because of a respiratory condition.
- Explain if the patient needs this device to change body position for other medical reasons.
- Explain if the patient needs this device to get in or out of bed and why.
Diagnosis: See LCD (Local coverage determination) at CGSMedicare.com for any additional qualifying information questions, diagnosis codes and descriptions
Medicare approved detailed equipment descriptions for Trapeze
|Trapeze bar attached to bed with grab bar (HCPC-E0910)|
|Trapeze bar free standing, with grab bar (HCPC-E0940)|
|Trapeze bar, heavy duty, free standing with grab bar, (HCPC-E0912) Note: Patient must weigh 250lbs. or more.|
Patient notes/justification – Must be documented using your normal dictation process. Letter of medical necessity, notes wrote on letterhead 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.