Medicaid Prescription Footwear and
Stocking Benefit Update
December 9, 2013, Judge Charles J. Siragusa ruled that the limitations on
medically necessary orthopedic footwear and compression stockings applied as a
result of April 1, 2011 amendments to New York Soc. Serv. Law §
365-a(2)(g)(iii) and (iv) can no longer be applied in Medicaid coverage
determinations. (Davis v. Shah, W.D.N.Y., 12-CV-6134).
In 2011, PFA lobbied
the New York State Medicaid Redesign
Team strongly opposing the proposed changes to Medicaid coverage criteria and
payment methodology for therapeutic footwear. Click here for the complete story.