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Pinxing considers hospital beds medically necessary DME (Durable Medical Equipment)for members who meet any of the following criteria:
Feb 06, 2019

1.The member's condition requires positioning of the body (e.g., to alleviate pain, promote good body alignment, prevent contractures, or avoid respiratory infections) in ways not feasible in an ordinary bed; or

2.The member's condition requires special attachments (e.g., traction equipment) that can only be attached to a hospital bed cannot be fixed and used on an ordinary bed; or

3.The member 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.  Pillows or wedges must have been considered.