Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program in Fort Worth, Texas
Learn more about the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program and how it benefits diabetic patients like you. Make an appointment for a fitting at Cooper's Footcare Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Medicare Program
The Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program was implemented in 1994. The program was created to reduce the incidence of diabetic foot ulceration and amputation by providing a team approach to care and by providing at-risk patients with one pair of extra-depth or custom molded shoes plus three pairs of custom molded inserts per year.
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
Download a Form
If you are a Medicare diabetic and you wish to receive footwear from our facility, you must have a form signed by your primary care physician. Click here to conveniently download and print your form.
This form must be signed by either an MD or a DO. If you have any questions or concerns, please give our office a call at (817) 292-0305. We are happy to help make this process as easy as possible.
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