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How much does Medicare cover for therapeutic footwear for people with diabetes?

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It will pay for 80% of the Medicare-approved amount after you meet the Part B deductible amount. You will be responsible for at least 20% of the cost of your footwear. You may pay more than that if your footwear dispenser doesn't accept Medicare, or if their fees exceed what's approved by Medicare.

Medicare.gov: Medicare’s Coverage of Diabetes Supplies & Services.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of The National Institutes of Health. Publication: Feet Can Last a Lifetime: Medicare Coverage of Therapeutic Footwear for People with Diabetes. 1998. 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on May 31, 2018

Medicare.gov: Medicare’s Coverage of Diabetes Supplies & Services.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of The National Institutes of Health. Publication: Feet Can Last a Lifetime: Medicare Coverage of Therapeutic Footwear for People with Diabetes. 1998. 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on May 31, 2018

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