Many Foot Solutions Locations are Accredited to Accept Medicare part B
Therapeutic Shoes or Inserts
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers the furnishing and fitting of either one pair of custom-molded shoes and inserts or one pair of extra-depth shoes each calendar year. Medicare also covers 2 additional pairs of inserts each calendar year for custom-molded shoes and 3 pairs of inserts each calendar year for extra-depth shoes. Medicare will cover shoe modifications instead of inserts.
Your Costs in Original Medicare
If your supplier accepts assignment, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible applies.
Medicare will only cover your therapeutic shoes if your doctors and suppliers are enrolled in Medicare. Doctors and suppliers have to meet strict standards to enroll and stay enrolled in Medicare. If your doctors or suppliers aren’t enrolled, Medicare won’t pay the claims submitted by them. It’s also important to ask your suppliers if they participate in Medicare before you get therapeutic shoes. If suppliers are participating suppliers, they must accept assignment. If suppliers are enrolled in Medicare but aren’t “participating,” they may choose not to accept assignment. If suppliers don’t accept assignment, there’s no limit on the amount they can charge you.
Qualifying patients are eligible for one pair of extra-depth shoes and three pairs of inserts every calendar year.
Who Is Eligible?
All people with Part B who have diabetes and severe diabetic foot disease are covered. Your doctor must certify that you need therapeutic shoes or inserts. A podiatrist or other qualified doctor must prescribe these items and they must be provided by one these:
A Podiatrist A Prosthetist
An Orthotist A Pedorthist
No two feet are the same – not even your left one and your right one. So properly caring for your feet begins with getting to know them – and you.
- At Foot Solutions our experienced staff of Foot Care Specialists measure and evaluate every aspect of your feet, from length and width to how they distribute your weight when you walk and how they affect your posture and balance.
- But we don’t stop there. We also take the time to get to know you and your goals – whether it’s getting better at a sport, having fun with your kids, or simply not being dog tired at the end of the work day.
- Then, once we know all that, we can help you choose from a wide selection of stylish, top quality shoes, accessories, custom Perfetto™ inserts and other accommodative arch supports. We even make modifications right in the store to make sure the fit is perfect.
Specialists in relief
As important as pain-free feet are, that’s just part of the story. Your feet do a lot more than get you from here to there. They also support your body and keep it aligned and perfectly balanced.
Feet that aren’t properly supported can throw your body out of balance, – forcing unnatural adjustments that strain other areas causing
- Back pain
- Hip, knee and neck pain
- Poor posture
- Constant tiredness
At Foot Solutions we’re specialists in relief – experts in helping you find footwear that puts you comfortably back in balance, aligns your body properly, and gives you the energy you need to get back to really enjoying life.