Are You Diabetic? If so, you may qualify for the Medicare Part B Diabetic Shoe Program. Medicare statutes now provide partial reimbursement for extra-depth shoes and shoe inserts for qualifying patients with diabetes. If you meet the following requirements, you are eligible for this program:
Your Primary Care Physician who is managing your Diabetes must state the following:
You have been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus
You exhibit at least one of the following at-risk condition factors
History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
History of previous foot ulcers
History of pre-ulcerative callus
Peripheral Neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
You are being treated under a comprehensive plan of care for your diabetes and that you would benefit from therapeutic shoes and/or inserts
What is covered?
A qualifying patient is eligible to receive one pair of extra-depth shoes and three pairs of inserts every twelve months.
What is the cost to me?
Medicare will reimburse your podiatrist at the standard rate of 80 % of the allowed amount with the remainder payable by your supplemental insurance policy. In the event you do not carry supplemental insurance, the balance would be considered patient responsibility.
How do I take advantage of this program?
Call us to make an appointment for your diabetic foot care; we handle the rest! We will measure your feet for proper sizing and order your shoes for you. We also take care of all documentation required from your primary care physician to ensure program compliance. When your shoes arrive, we mold the inserts to your foot and make sure that the shoes are a good and comfortable fit for you.
The Centers for Disease control has estimated that 86,000 lower limb amputations occur annually – most experts agree that most are preventable with appropriate and properly fitting footwear.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – call us for your appointment today!