Despite the benefit of offering eligible patients footwear at little or no cost, there is less than 5% utilization of this important program. At Cooper's Footcare Facility, we try to teach the importance of correct footwear and the prevention of diabetic foot ulcerations. If you believe that you may be eligible for this Medicare program, contact us. We will provide you with the information and paperwork needed to get your shoes and inserts.
Why is the Therapeutic Shoe Program Right for You?
With the passage of the Therapeutic Shoe Bill, Medicare (Part B) extended coverage to diabetic patients for footwear and inserts. Protective footwear helps prevent 54,000 amputations that occur each year.
What is Covered?
Coverage is limited to one of the following within one calendar year:
• One Pair of off-the-Shelf Depth Shoes and Three Additional Pairs of Molded Multi-Density Inserts
• One Pair of off-the-Shelf Depth Shoes, including Modification, and One Additional Pair of Molded Multi-Density Inserts