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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
The following section outlines roles of various practitioners that are involved in the decision-making and provision process for diabetic shoes:
Therapeutic shoes, inserts and/or modifications to therapeutic shoes are covered if all of the following criteria are met:
The certifying physician must either:
Just a few reminders:
All orders and medical records must meet CMS signature requirements (PDF, 109.72 KB).
Following this guidance will help your patients and the Medicare program by verifying there is medical documentation to support the provisions for Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes, allow your patients to receive the items needed to treat their diabetic condition, and allow Medicare to pay claims appropriately.
Local Coverage Determinations for Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes (L33369):
Last Updated August 31, 2020.
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Last Updated: 08/31/2020