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Does Medicare cover podiatrists?

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Medicare covers podiatrists under Part B, but there are stipulations to this coverage. A patient must be enrolled in Part B, and the patient must see a podiatrist who accepts Medicare.

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Medicare only pays the rate that is an approved amount. The coverage is defined by the policy in the form of coinsurance, copays, deductibles and other definitions written in the policy. The reason for seeing a podiatrist must be medically necessary, and the policy defines specifically what foot aliments are covered. Medicare may be reached online at the official Medicare website or by phone at the phone number listed on the website at the homepage.

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