About Medicare Reimbursement for Dr. Comfort
Medicare Reimbursement: An Explanation of Benefits
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, studies suggest prescription diabetic footwear can help prevent serious foot health complications that can arise because of diabetes.
Medicare and supplemental insurance may reimburse part or all the cost of Dr. Comfort shoes and prescription inserts for diabetics who meet certain criteria. A qualified health professional can determine if eligible. If diabetic or have any foot health concerns, we strongly encourage the patient to see a foot health professional to address all foot health needs.
Medicare’s Diabetic Shoe Benefit
In May 1993, congress passed the Therapeutic Shoe Bill (TSB). Since then, Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) provides reimbursement of therapeutic shoes, inserts and modifications for those living with diabetes who meet specified qualifying requirements.