Did you know that with a prescription and statement of certifying physician from your doctor, most insurances will cover at least 80% for one pair of shoes and up to three pair of inserts and/or modifications each year for those who qualify?
Do You Qualify for Shoes?
In order to qualify for the diabetic/therapeutic shoe benefit, you must have DIABETES MELLITUS... AND one of the following foot conditions...
History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
Peripheral neuropathy WITH callous formation
History of a previous foot ulceration
Foot deformity (hammertoes, bunions, charcot, etc)
Your diabetes AND foot condition MUST be in your referring physician's chart notes. If you have a traditional Medicare plan, you MUST see an M.D. or D.O. to manage your diabetes, NOT a NP.
Here at Crary Shoes we know how important it is to take excellent care of the diabetic foot. People with diabetes who experience any level of neuropathy are vulnerable to calluses, blisters, ulceration and possible amputation. It is our goal to improve the level of protection and comfort of your feet. We are trained, certified and experienced in handling foot problems as they relate to diabetes, arthritis, trauma, congenital foot deformities and other chronic foot problems. Diabetic foot management is a team effort and we want to be an active, participating member of that team, with the internist, podiatrist, wound care specialist, vascular surgeon, and foot care nurse.
The Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill was enacted by Congress in order to provide proper footwear and inserts for people with diabetes who qualify under Medicare Part B. The program was designed to prevent lower limb ulcers, amputations, and other complications in people who suffer from the disease. This protective footwear can help in the fight to prevent the 54,000 diabetic amputations that occur each year. Eligible patients qualify for one pair of shoes, plus extra pairs of inserts and/or shoe modifications each calendar year.