What Kind of Diabetic Shoes Are Covered Under Medicare?


Quick Answer

Medicare Part B covers one pair of extra-depth or custom-molded shoes each year, according to the Medicare website. If a patient requires inserts, Medicare covers two pair of inserts for custom-molded shoes and three pair of inserts for extra-depth shoes annually.

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Anyone with Part B coverage and severe foot disease caused by diabetes will be covered, as outlined on the Medicare website. Special shoes must be recommended by a doctor in order to be eligible. It is important for patients to understand that they must pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount along with their Part B deductible in order to be eligible. The cost of these shoes and inserts will vary, depending on other insurance coverage and how much the doctor charges.

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