Hospital Bed - Medicare Requirements Checklist

Medicare Billing for Hospital Beds

Atlantic Healthcare Products is a DME provider that offers Medicare billing for hospital beds in Palm Beach County. We have experience making sure that Medicare's coverage criteria is met, and we work with patients, doctors, and Medicare to ensure billing is accurate. Hospital beds provide safety, comfort, and mobility for a broad range of patients with varying conditions and treatment plans. By taking care of the paperwork, we allow our clients to focus on their health and recovery. For patients in Palm Beach County who require a hospital bed, Atlantic Healthcare Products is the DME provider to trust.

Medicare Customer Checklist for Hospital Beds
Download and Print the Medicare's Coverage criteria for a Hospital BedCriteria and Medical Justification must be met for coverage.


Save time by filling out our basic patient information form. All we need is patient name, date of birth, contact information, address, insurance information and a brief description of what you are looking for.  Once we receive your information, we will get the process started before you get to the store.  Click on Get Pre-Qualified below to get started.

The checklist below is derived from Medicare’s Coverage criteria for a Hospital Bed. Without the below criteria being fully and legible documented in the physician's chart notes and Rx, Medical justification has not been met.

Patient Medicare Requirements


Hospital Bed Documentation Requirements for Medicare


Checklist for Face-to-Face Examination Chart Notes for a Hospital Bed 


Criteria for F2F Chart Notes for Hospital Bed:   

▢  Is the Reason for the face-to-face encounter conducted by the physician, to evaluate and/or treat the condition that supports the item(s) of DME ordered. –(“follow-up” is not acceptable)

▢  Is there a description of how the diagnosis limits the patient’s condition

▢  Is there an indication that the beneficiary (one of the below): 

▢  Has a medical condition which requires positioning of the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed- condition must be clearly stated  -or- 

▢  requires positioning of the body in ways not feasible with an ordinary bed in order to alleviate pain, and why -or-

▢  requires the head of the bed to be elevated more than 30 degrees most of the time due to congestive heart failure, chronic pulmonary disease, or problems with aspiration -or-

▢  Requires traction equipment, which can only be attached to a hospital bed

▢  Indication if alternate methods such as pillows and wedges have been ruled out and why.

▢  Indication that requires frequent changes in body position and/or has an immediate need for a change in body position w/ explanation. 

Detailed Written Order- 

▢  beneficiary's name, 

▢  item of DME ordered,

▢  the prescribing practitioner's National Provider Identifier (NPI), 

▢  signature of the ordering practitioner and  

▢  date of the order.

▢  Is the Detailed written order dated after the F2F, but not more than 6 months old

Please Note: Medicare pays for hospital bed rentals only. The hospital beds that we rent are Full Electric Hospital Beds (FEHB). These types of beds are an out of pocket upgrade to the Fixed Hospital Bed that Medicare covers. To obtain a Full Electric Hospital Bed, upon qualification, we will apply Medicare's Fee Schedule to the rental rate of a Full Electric Hospital Bed. 

Please fax your referrals and documentation to 561-290-1434

Need a Hospital Bed Today?

We have hospital beds available to purchase or rent.  We have Hospital Beds to Purchase, look online or visit one of our locations.  If you are not ready to purchase, not sure if this is the right medical equipment for you, or just need it for a short period of time, we also have Hospital Bed Rentals available.  

How Do I Get a Hospital Bed through Medicare?

If you're a Medicare beneficiary in Palm Beach County and you need DME (durable medical equipment) like a hospital bed, Atlantic Healthcare Products can help. You might be eligible for a Hospital Bed rental through Medicare if you meet the requirements for Medicare.  We have experience with Medicare billing and we'll make sure that all the paperwork is taken care of. We'll also work with your doctor to make sure that Medicare's coverage criteria are met. So call us today and let us take the stress out of dealing with Medicare.  We can be reached by chat, phone or just visit us at one of locations.

West Palm Beach: 561-964-6767

Boynton Beach: 561-733-2331

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