Your insurance may reimburse you in part if the following criteria are met:
A. The Patient has diabetes and one or more of the following conditions:
i) Previous amputation of the other foot, or part of either foot, of
ii) History of previous foot ulceration of either foot, or
iii) History of pre-ulcerative calluses of either foot, or
iv) Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation of either foot, or
v) Foot deformity of either foot, or
vi) Poor circulation in either foot; and
B. The certifying physician who is managing the patient‘s systemic diabetes condition has certified
i) one or more of the indications required by (A) above are present,
ii) he or she is treating the patient under a comprehensive plan of care for his or her diabetes, and
iii) the patient needs diabetic shoes, inserts or modifications.
For Medicare beneficiaries meeting criteria described above, coverage is limited to one of the following within 1 calendar year:
•1 pair of off-the-shelf depth shoes and 3 additional pairs of multi-density inserts.
• 1 pair of off-the-shelf depth shoes including a modification, and 2 additional pairs of multi-density inserts.
• 1 pair of custom-molded shoes and 2 additional pair of multi-density inserts.
Medicare program carriers generally require the following before reimbursement will be made for shoes, inserts or modifications furnished to a program beneficiary.
A certification of medical necessity from the physician who manages the patient's diabetes, which certifies that the patient:
(a) has diabetes mellitus,
(b) has at least one of the qualifying conditions,
(c) is being treated under a comprehensive plan of care for his or her diabetes, and
(d) needs diabetic shoes.
Medicare carriers recommend that suppliers use the Medicare approved “Statement of Certifying Physician for Therapeutic Shoes” form to fulfill this requirement.
A prescription for a particular type of footwear (e.g., shoes, inserts, modifications) from a podiatrist, or physician who is knowledgeable in the fitting of diabetic shoes and inserts. Suppliers are required to keep file copies of signed and dated physician prescriptions.
Furnishing the Footwear
The footwear must be fitted and furnished by a podiatrist or other qualified individual, such as a pedorthist, orthotist, or prosthetist. The certifying physician may not furnish the footwear unless he or she practices in a defined rural area or health professional shortage area. Only then, the prescribing physician may be the supplier.
Walking Strike Path® stabilizes the foot through the natural gait cycle
Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
Solid rubber outsole provides long-wearing durability
.Rollbar® with Medial & Lateral TPU Posts for ultimate motion control
Seamless PHANTOM LINER reduces the weight of the shoe plus enhances the comfort and fit
Ortholite® foam insert delivers long-term comfort, breathability and odor resistance
.Ndurance rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe
LIGHTNING DRY liner keeps your feet dry and comfortable as you train
.Entire midsole made of ABZORB® FL provides unique lightweight shock absorption
3M® Reflective detail offers increased safety and visibility
External Heel Counter for added rear-foot stability