Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes Ordering Requirements
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Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes Order Requirements

The purpose of this article is to reiterate the prescribing physician requirements as indicated in the respective local coverage determination (LCD) and policy articles, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes

The prescribing physician writes the order for the particular type of footwear (shoes, inserts, modifications). An order for each item billed must be signed and dated by the prescribing physician, kept on file by the supplier, and made available to the durable medical equipment Medicare administrative contractor (DME MAC) upon request. The prescribing physician may be a podiatrist, MD, or DO and are knowledgeable in the fitting of diabetic shoes and inserts.  They can also be the supplier.

Note: If the prescribing physician is the supplier, a separate order for the therapeutic shoes and related items within this policy is not required, but the item provided must be clearly noted in the patient's record.

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