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Are you eligible?
You must have one or more of the following:
What are covered?
Limited to the following in one calendar year:
Who can furnish therapeutic shoes?
Shoes must be fitted and furnished by a podiatrist, orthotist or prosthetist. These persons must be registered with Medicare.
These specialists will fill out the appropriate prescription after the physician has completed the Certification Statement.
Certification for coverage
Special shoes must be certified by a physician who is responsible for treating the person with diabetes.
Payment and Reimbursement
The shoe supplier will file the appropriate claim form to Medicare. Payment is made directly to the supplier or to the patient.
Reimbursement is limited to 80 percent of the reasonable charge and there is a maximum amount that Medicare will reimburse.
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