If you have part B and have diabetes, Medicare will cover therapeutic shoes.
To qualify for therapeutic shoes your doctor who is treating your diabetes must certify that you meet three conditions:
*A pedorthist, orthotist or prosthetist must prescribe and fit the shoes. *
These type of shoes are covered each and every year and may include EITHER one of these:
Additionally Medicare will cover one foot exam every 6 months by a podiatrist or foot care specialist, if you have diabetes related nerve damage in either of your feet.
Remember, when dealing with these type of issues you should be under the care of your primary doctor or diabetes specialist when getting footcare.
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Senior Medicare Advocate