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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, and Nutritional Products Handbook : 2 Texas Medicaid (Title XIX) Home Health Services : 2.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations and Prior Authorization : 2.2.15 Mobility Aids : Client Lift
A lift is a portable transfer system used to move a nonambulatory client over a short distance from bed to chair and chair to bed.
A client lift for the convenience of a caregiver is not a benefit of Texas Medicaid.
A hydraulic lift is for a client who is unable to assist in their own transfers and is operated by the weight or pressure of a liquid.
An electric lift is operated by electricity and may be considered when a hydraulic lift will not meet the client’s needs.
Portable lifts that can be used outside the home setting, hydraulic or electric, are not a benefit through Title XIX Home Health Services. For clients who are birth through 20 years of age, portable lifts that can be used outside the home setting may be considered through CCP.
A client lift will not be prior authorized for the convenience of a caregiver.
A client limit must be able to accommodate a 20 percent change in the client’s height and/or weight.

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