Current Pedorthics January-February 2017 | Vol.49, Issue 1 - Page 19

One of the great difficulties many pedorthists face is getting reimbursed from Medicare for diabetic shoes and inserts . The problem has become so great that some companies will only provide the product if the patient pays cash up front and the pedorthist then files the paperwork and reimburses the patient if they get paid ; otherwise the patient bears the cost .

Strategies for Getting Paid for Shoes Through Medicare

by Terry Reed , BOCPD
One of the great difficulties many pedorthists face is getting reimbursed from Medicare for diabetic shoes and inserts . The problem has become so great that some companies will only provide the product if the patient pays cash up front and the pedorthist then files the paperwork and reimburses the patient if they get paid ; otherwise the patient bears the cost .
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