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Does anyone know if the VA reimburses for a power lift chair for ALS patients? Thank you in advance for your input !
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The applicable paragraph on page 6 of the VHA HANDBOOK 1173.08 reads:

i. Seat Lift Mechanisms. Seat lift mechanisms need to be considered for patients who are unable to achieve the standing position when seated in a conventional height seat, when the patients have the ability to ambulate independently in a safe manner once in the standing position (refer to PCM Clinical Practice Recommendations for Prescription of Seat Lift Mechanisms found at: http://vaww1.va.gov/prosthetics/. NOTE: Lift chairs may not be provided.

The link in the paragraph is broken and gives a 'page not found error'. I would address this to you PCP to Prosthetics for a definitive answer. If they can't provide what you want, you might want to check through the Patriot Store to see if they can order what you want. I am fairly certain they are available for purchase through them at a reduced cost and no tax of course.

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the va will provide a stair lift for sure, but don't know about a power lift chair.
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'Reimburses'? I doubt it.

Supplies? Absolutely.
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VA does not like you to git something and then they pay you back.
The best way to deal with purchases is to git pcp to consol it in then keep calling prostectic. You want prostectic to know you on first name bases cause your gonna need a lot of stuff and their the ones sending it on. Use your Drs rx.
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