Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts for the Home?

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This article was updated on: 09/12/2018

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Various types of durable medical equipment are covered under Medicare Part B. However, equipment and services primarily used for self-help, convenience, or personal comfort don’t fit into Medicare’s definition of medically necessary durable medical equipment. So lifts that move a person up and down stairs wouldn’t be covered.

Many types of mobility-assistance devices may be covered by Original Medicare, such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. If these would help you, take a look at the list of approved suppliers by visiting the Medicare.gov website. For most covered durable medical equipment from approved suppliers, you’ll pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible applies.

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