Qualifying patients are eligible for one pair of extra-depth shoes and three pairs of inserts every calendar year.
Since 1993, Medicare Part B has provided partial reimbursement for extra-depth shoes and inserts for qualifying patients with diabetes. Medical experts agree that many amputations resulting from diabetes-related foot complications can be prevented by appropriate, properly fitting footwear. (Click here to view an article showing how diabetic amputation rates have fallen dramatically since the mid-1990’s.)
The classic craftsmanship and sophisticated style of Dr. Comfort are desirable for anyone in search of the finest quality in a comfort shoe. Designed as a diabetic shoe, we also provide many protective and comfort features for all to love. Prescription diabetic footwear can help prevent more serious foot health complications that can arise as a result of diabetes. Medicare and supplemental insurance may reimburse for all or part of the cost of Dr. Comfort shoes and prescription inserts for diabetics who meet certain general criteria. A qualified health professional can determine if you are eligible. If you suffer from diabetes or any foot health concerns, we strongly encourage you to see a foot health professional to ensure all of your foot health needs are properly addressed. To find a qualified Dr. Comfort provider near you, click here.
If you prefer, Dr. Comfort can also provide you with a brochure you can take to your Primary Care Physician to see if you qualify and get your paperwork started. This brochure explains the process for both you and your doctor and includes simple 1-2-3 instructions, along with the forms your doctor will need to complete. It also has some important facts about diabetes foot health. (Click here to see it.) If you would like us to mail you this free brochure, along with one of our catalogs and a list of providers in your area, just email your request with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.