Physician Documentation

Physicians; Medicare covers therapeutic shoes and inserts for persons with diabetes. This statutory benefit is limited to one pair of shoes and up to 3 pairs of inserts or shoe modifications per calendar year.

There are several requirements for this to be processed correctly and to ensure payment by Medicare. These are all listed in the Dear Physician letter below with commentary. There are also samples of the Detailed Written Order and the Therapeutic Shoe Bill which are outlined in the letter.

Dear Physician

Detailed Written Order and Therapeutic Shoe Bill