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Is therapeutic footwear for diabetics covered by insurance?

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Depth-inlay shoes, custom-molded shoes, and shoe inserts for people with diabetes are covered by Medicare Part B. That's the part of Medicare that pays for doctor visits, as opposed to Part A, which covers hospital stays.

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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