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Medicare Reimbursement Info

Will Medicare Pay For A Lift Chair Recliner?


How Much Will Medicare Pay For a Lift Chair Recliner?


Basically everybody who is looking at purchasing a lift recliner wants to know if they can be fully or at least partially reimbursed for their purchase. Here you will learn what you need to know and how Medicare can help pay for your lift chair.

Medicare enrollees who receive Part B benefits covering durable medical equipment will only receive reimbursement for the portion of the sale price which reflects the cost of an electric lift mechanism in the chair, which generally tops out around $300.00.   

Before receiving Medicare Part B reimbursement for your lift chair:

  • You must be diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease or severe arthritis of the hip or knee.
  • A supervising physician must have exhausted all other treatment options, such as physical therapy.
  • You must be unable to stand up or sit down normally in any given chair in your house.
  • Once standing, you must also be able to walk.
  • The use of your lift chair must be prescribed by a doctor to improve, or slow the deterioration of your existing medical condition.


To Receive your Medicare reimbursement you will need:

  • A purchase receipt for the lift chair.
  • A Prescription from your physician.
  • Certificate of Medical Necessity, completed and signed by your doctor.
  • To deliver these documents to your local Medicare office for processing. If you need any assitance filing your claim, please ask one of our liftchair specialists and they will be glad to help Medicare pay for your lift chair recliner. 


If you have questions about a purchase or still have Medicare questions, call us at 1(800) 880-2514 or please fill out the form below at your convenience and we will contact you.

Our lift chair specialists help people everyday in purchasing a lift chair and they can help you, too! 


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