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Diabetics Need to Pay Special Attention to Their Feet
Foot Solutions is here to help ease your diabetic feet. At Foot Solutions, we understand that diabetes can cause significant foot problems and that it is necessary to take precautions to prevent injury and keep feet healthy. Our line of Diabetic Footwear is custom designed to provide the following protective benefits:
Diabetes affects approximately 16 million Americans and is classified into 2 different types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is usually associated with juvenile diabetes and is often linked to heredity. Type 2, commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes, is characterized by elevated blood sugars, often in people who are overweight or have not attended to their diet properly.
There are numerous complications associated with diabetes. Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, legs, and feet. People with diabetes should pay special attention to their feet.
Foot Solutions stores specialize in diabetic foot care. Foot Solutions is an approved provider for Medicare's Therapeutic Shoe Bill, designed to help prevent amputations due to complications from diabetes. Eligible clients can receive diabetic appropriate shoes and insoles at greatly reduced or no cost.
The experienced pedorthists at Foot Solutions are trained to work with you and the special conditions of the diabetic foot. Working together, we can help provide the right solution for our diabetic customers.
Do you have Diabetes and have Medicare Part B benefits? There is a solution. Medicare's diabetic footwear benefit provides proper footwear and inserts for people with diabetes who qualify under Medicare Part B. This program was designed to prevent complications such as lower limb ulcers and amputations for individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes. At Foot Solutions, we believe you can achieve better health through your feet.
If you would like to review the diabetic footwear program with your physician, please
Download the Statement of Certifying Physician Form HERE and take it with you to your next visit.
If you have already received these benefits but would like to have the Foot Solutions experience, our certified pedorthists will provide a 20-25 minutes foot evaluation including a barefoot assessment, gait analysis, foot scan and educate you on the preventive measures for your continued foot care. We will work with your physicians to ensure all the needed Medicare paperwork is completed and submitted on your behalf. Not all Foot Solutions locations are approved medicare providers. Please check with your local Foot Solutions location to verify that they are approved Medicare providers or click here if you would like to find a Foot Solutions location in your area.
*** Valid in USA only - Check with your local Foot Solutions store to confirm that they are an approved Medicare provider ***
Those under the care of a Physician who have been diagnosed with Diabetes and in the opinion of your Doctor have one (or more) of the required foot conditions specified on the attached Statement of Certifying Physician Form and have Medicare Part B coverage.
Each calendar year, Medicare will pay 80% of the cost of:
Ask your Doctor helping you manage your diabetes to review, complete and sign the Statement of Certifying Physician and prescription form and select the appropriate footwear and inserts for your needs.
Return the Statement of Certifying Physician and prescription form to Foot Solutions.
Medicare has an annual deductible that has to be met every year. The remaining 20% that Medicare DOES NOT pay, is usually covered by the customers secondary insurance or will be an out of pocket expense to the customer.
We submit the Medicare claim on your behalf so the out of pocket cost to the customer is minimal. If you have a Medicare HMO, your benefits under the Therapeutic Shoe Benefit must be administered and provided by the HMO.