HOW TO SECURE INSURANCE COVERAGE
We are happy to walk you through the steps of obtaining insurance coverage for The Safety Sleeper®. Coverage varies by state and insurance company. We work with you and a local Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider in your area to cover the cost of The Safety Sleeper®. Learn more below.
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Go directly through us to begin the insurance process. We are more than happy to connect you with a DME nearest to your city. Give us a call and have your insurance card ready. We'll find you the best DME for your location and diagnosis.
Contact us and we can connect you with one of our current Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers. In most instances, they will have an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) visit your home to conduct an assessment. They will be helpful, but you will still have work to do with the following suggestions below. If you already have experience with a durable medical equipment company, still give us a call. We would love to answer any questions they may have. We are open to working with any Durable Medical Equipment provider.
Be clear that this enclosed bed is medically (and not behaviorally) necessary for your child. Show that his or her behaviors are life threatening. What is your life like now? Why does your child need the bed? Why does your entire family need the bed? If possible, give specific examples of situations when the safety of your child may have been compromised (she fell down the stairs, climbed on furniture, opened the front door, microwaving silverware, and eloped in the middle of the night, etc.) How will the bed solve your concerns and problems? How will an enclosed bed keep your child safe? What other options have you tried that did not work? List out why placing the mattress on the floor, giving your child medication, or locking their bedroom door simply does not work for a child with special needs. How many times have you gone to the hospital because of night-wandering? How much money has your family already spent trying to keep your child safe? How has this impacted your insurance provider? We recommend to write down your answers to the questions above in a letter format to use. View our sample letter of medical necessity for more inspiration.
Speak with your pediatrician about your concerns for the safety of your son or daughter. Explain that he or she may be awake and active during "sleep hours." If possible, have your pediatrician write a letter of medical necessity and/or a prescription for The Safety Sleeper®. Ask your child's therapist(s) and teachers to write a supporting letter as well. Speaking with your pediatrician first to clearly define your family's needs is incredibly helpful when applying for insurance. Though you may want the fastest solution, following these steps ultimately speeds the process in the end.
For different families in many states, The Safety Sleeper® has been covered through Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, Medical Waivers, Tricare/ECHO, and private insurance companies. Each state is different in coverage and most insurers require a physician's prescription and letter of medical necessity. Our Customer Care team is available to assist you with resources to help with the insurance approval process. Call us at 724-96-SLEEP or email email@example.com.
Some insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the cost for our enclosed bed. If you are working with insurance to cover the cost of your purchase, we work with a number of Durable Medical Equipment companies who can help with this process.