- Monday December 23rd, 2019
- Posted by: Costas Halambalakis
- Category: blog
A hospital bed is designed with the specifications that every patient needs when receiving home care. Hospital beds are divided into electric hospital beds (using a controller) and manual hospital beds (using a manual crank) as well as single (with 1 break in the chemise) & multi-break (with 2 or 3 breaks in the chemise).
An electric hospital bed offers autonomy to both the patient and the user nurse as with the help of a controller and the push of a few buttons they can adjust the height of the bed to any break they may have (back, knees, or legs). Unlike the manual hospital bed which needs the help of a third party to adjust the height of the bed by using the manual crank built in under the bed.
Hospital beds are intended for people who have mobility problems, whether they are caused by an illness or surgery or are cases of paraplegia and quadriplegia. For this reason, hospital beds are divided into single and multi-piece beds, each serving different needs.
A multi-piece hospital bed allows the patient and his or her carer or nurse to adjust the height of the bed’s back, knees, and feet so that the patient’s body position can be regularly alternated to ensure the best possible comfort. In contrast, single hospital beds have a single break in the back which is easily adjusted to the desired height.
Hospital beds can be fitted with accessories such as folding or standard side rails, a hand-held hanger with a handle, wheels for easy movement of the bed, suitable mattresses with special slots for single or multi-fold beds, as well as special slope air mattresses for even greater comfort and protection of the patient.
All hospital inpatient beds and many of the bed supplies can be provided through the EOPPY (NHS) depending on the patient’s condition. The physicians who can prescribe a bed are neurologists and physiatrists. A hospital bed through the EOPPY and to cover 75% of its cost, can be provided for the following conditions with an appropriate opinion from the relevant doctor:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crippled patients
The procedure for being issued a manual and accessory hospital bed or electric hospital bed through the NHS is as follows:
- A prescription from the specialty physician who is contracted with the EOPYY
- Stamp and signature of your insurance company’s auditor
- Accompanying documents required by EOPYY for quality assurance which you receive from the vendor
- Deposit all supporting documents at the cashier and wait for the amount to be deposited in the bank account
EOPYY hospital bed codes
|Code||Description||Maximum reimbursement amount||Participation of the insured person||Specialty prescribing||Disease *||Category|
|00586||Electric hospital bed full||1000||25%||NP,FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00493||Manual hospital bed on wheels – hospital bed||224,7||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00494||Hospital bed manual wheeled bed – pair of side supports||92||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00495||Hospital bed, manual wheeled – traction suspension||80,8||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00496||Hospital bed manual wheeled – 4 wheels with brakes||66,4||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00497||Hospital bed, manual wheeled bed – foam mattress||69,6||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73||Orthopaedic|
|00422||Air mattress mechanism – pump for crippled patients||68||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73, Z74.0||Miscellaneous|
|00423||Sludge perfume||52||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82, G35, G36, G37, G70, G73, Z74.0||Miscellaneous|
|00522||Electric lifting device (crane)||665||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82||Orthopaedic|
|00587||Electric lifting device motor||250||25%||NP, FI||G04.1, G11.4, G80.0, G81, G82||Orthopaedic|
ICD10 code per condition:
Z74.0: Reduced mobility|
G04.1: Tropical spastic paraplegia
G11.4: Hereditary spastic paraplegia
G80.0: Spastic quadriplegia (cerebral palsy)
G82: Paraplegia and quadriplegia
G35: Multiple sclerosis
G36: Other acute diffuse demyelination
G37: Other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
G70 : Myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular disorders
G73* : Neuromuscular synapse and muscle disorders in diseases classified elsewhere