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Are orthotics covered under Medicare plans?

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Orthotics are covered by Medicare Part B as of 2015, as long as the supplier of the orthotics is enrolled in Medicare. The orthotics must be medically necessary to be eligible for coverage.

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The person receiving the orthotics pays 20 percent of the amount charged by the supplier, if Medicare approves the cost. The Part B deductible is also covered by the patient, according to Medicare.

The supplier of the orthotics must meet the standards required to enroll in Medicare. It's important to ask the suppler if they are enrolled before applying, as the cost of orthotics purchased through non-Medicare suppliers will not be covered.

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