A Step Forward

Medicare Adds Foot Exams to Its Coverage for People With Diabetic

| Jan 1, 2002

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now includes foot exams in its coverage for Medicare recipients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

This is a "major step forward," says Lee Sanders, DPM, past president of the Health Care & Education division of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and chief of podiatry at the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

"For many people with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy can lead to foot ulcers, slow healing or non-healing wounds and ultimately to lower-limb amputation," Dr. Sanders states in the ADA press release. "Foot exams will help many people with diabetes to avoid that unfortunate complication."

The new guidelines allow Medicare recipients with diabetic neuropathy to receive a foot exam every six months.

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Foot Care, Nerve Care (Neuropathy)


Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.