Why Order Diabetic Footwear?

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In 1995, Congress amended Medicare statutes to provide partial reimbursement for extra-depth shoes and shoe inserts for qualifying Medicare Part B patients with diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that 86,000 lower limb amputations due to diabetes occur annually and experts agree that most are preventable with appropriate footwear that is properly fit.

How do I qualify?

The physician (M.D. or D.O.) who manages your systemic diabetes is called the certifying physician . The certifying physician must state the following:

A. You have diabetes mellitus

B. You exhibit one or more of the conditions which Medicare describes as an at-risk factor:

  1. History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
  2. History of previous foot ulceration
  3. History of pre-ulcerative callus
  4. Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
  5. Foot deformity
  6. Poor circulation

C. You are being treated under a comprehensive plan of care for your diabetes and that you would benefit from therapeutic shoes and/or inserts.

  1. History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
  2. History of previous foot ulceration
  3. History of pre-ulcerative callus
  4. Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
  5. Foot deformity
  6. Poor circulation

What is reimbursable?

Within a given calendar year (January-December), a qualifying patient can receive an allotment from Medicare for one pair of extra depth shoes and three pairs of inserts .

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