Diabetic Shoe Bill
As of 2017, the CDC found that over 100 million American adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Neuropathy, nerve damage and loss of sensation, is just one of the symptoms of diabetes. Neuropathy of the feet can prove very dangerous as your feet are more susceptible to infections, ulcerations and skin changes.
Medicare, to help reduce some of these problems, cover the cost of diabetic shoes and inserts for patients who qualify. Diabetic shoes are designed to maintain a greater depth and prevent foot abrasions and complications such as ulcers, calluses and even amputations.
A Statement of Certifying Physician (SCP) letter must be completed by the patient's physician in order to qualify for coverage. This letter will detail the conditions that need to be met for Medicare approval.
Some of the conditions are:
If you'd like more information on the diabetic shoe bill and what it covers, visit the Medicare website here.