Are you diabetic and have Medicare? You may qualify for custom-made diabetic shoes and inserts for optimal foot care and comfort at little or no cost to you.
Diabetic shoes for dress, work, or every day.
Diabetic sneakers for comfort and activity.
Your certifying physician helps us to determine if you qualify.
IF YOU ARE DIABETIC AND HAVE MEDICARE, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE PAIR OF OUR DIABETICS SHOES and CUSTOM INSERTS a
AT NO or LITTLE COST TO YOU!
Call us at 585-682-3263 or 1-800-450-0067 for information or determine if you qualify for custom-fitted diabetic shoes & orthotics or submit the QUALIFICATION FORM.
Once you qualify according to your Dr. and prescription, we will fit you for diabetic shoes and orthotics by one of our highly trained staff.
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 a comprehensive footcare program including appropriate and properly footwear.
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:
1. You have diabetes mellitus
2. 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
3. You are being treated under a comprehensive plan of care for diabetes and you would benefit from therapeutic shoes and/or orthotics.
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 .
How much do I have to pay?
The Medicare will reimburse a portion of the amount it designates as “allowable,” with the patient, or supplementary insurance, responsible for paying the dispenser/supplier the remainder of the total payment amount. Many of our patients qualify and have no or little cost to them. We will determine if you qualify and then inform you of your options prior to ordering.