Special therapeutic shoes, inserts and modifications can be covered for diabetic patients with the following foot conditions:
previous amputation of a foot or partial foot
history of foot ulceration or pre-ulcerative calluses
peripheral neuropathy with callus formation
poor circulation in either foot
You must have an office visit with your physician or healthcare provider within six months of receiving new shoes to discuss and document your diabetes management and why you need these special shoes. This office visit must be repeated each time you wish to obtain replacement shoes.
When providing you with shoes, your supplier must perform an in-person evaluation of your foot/feet, and they must verify that your shoes fit properly.
- Your supplier cannot deliver this product to you without a written order from your doctor or healthcare provider, nor can they get the documentation at a later date because if they do, Medicare can never make payment for those products to you or your supplier. So please be patient with your supplier while they collect the required documentation from your physician or healthcare provider.