Copy of Snippet "hospital bed"

Qualifying Documented Criteria (Well documented in the patient
chart notes)
I. Manual Fixed Height Hospital Bed (to qualify must have one
of the following):
• Patient has a medical condition which requires positioning of
the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed.
(Elevation of the head/upper body less than 30 degrees does
not usually require the use of a hospital bed). OR
• The patient requires positioning of the body in ways not
feasible with an ordinary bed in order to alleviate pain. OR
• The patient requires the head of the bed to be elevated more
than 30 degrees most of the time due to CHF, COPD or
problems with aspiration. Pillows or wedges must have been
considered and ruled out. OR
• The patient requires traction equipment which can only be
attached to a hospital bed
II. Manual Variable Height Hospital Bed
(to qualify must have one Manual Fixed Height Criteria, and)
• Additionally patient must require a bed height different than
a fixed height bed to permit transfers to w/c or standing
position and documented in the chart notes
III. Semi Electric Hospital Bed
(to qualify must have one Manual Fixed Height Criteria, and)
• Additionally patient requires frequent changes in body
position and/or has an immediate need for a change in body
position, and is documented in the chart

Patient's XYZ reguries positioning of the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed in order to alleviate pain and help facilitate transfers to wheelchair or standing position.  Pillows and wedges have been considered and have been ruled out. Patient requires frequent changes in body position.