Does Medicare cover power lift chairs?

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By Jim Miller, columnist

Dear Savvy Senior,Because of back pain and knee arthritis I’m interested in getting a power lift recliner for my living room that’s easy for me to get into and out of. Does Medicare cover them?Can’t Get Up

Dear Can’t,Yes, Medicare does indeed provide some coverage for lift chairs, provided your doctor prescribes it for a medical reason, but they won’t cover the entire cost of the chair. Medicare will only pay for the motorized lifting mechanism, which is considere...

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