You May Qualify for Shoes at Little to No Out of Pocket Costs Why Diabetic Footwear and orthotics are covered by Insurance
By Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorhist –
In 1995, Congress amended Medicare statutes to provide reimbursement for shoes and orthotics for people who suffer from diabetes under Medicare Part B. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that 86,000 lower limb amputations due to diabetes occur annually and experts agree that most are preventable with good fitting footwear and custom orthotics.
How Do I Qualify?
Any physician who manages your diabetes is called a certifying physician. The certifying physician must state the following:
A. You have diabetes mellitus.
(Type one or type two)
B. You exhibit one or more of the below conditions:
1. History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
2. History of previous foot ulceration
3. History of pre-ulcerative callus
4. Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
5. Foot deformity
6. Poor circulation
What is Reimbursable?
Within a given calendar year (January-December), a qualifying patient can receive from Medicare/2ndary insurance one pair of shoes and three pairs of orthotics.
Advanced Solutions was founded in 2006 by two partners with over 30 years of combined healthcare experience. One, a healthcare executive, brings a wealth of knowledge in healthcare operations, strategic management, and mergers and acquisitions. The other partner practiced medicine and treated thousands of patients who suffer from diabetes. Although their backgrounds are very different, their philosophy in treating this disease is the same. TREAT THE PATIENT FIRST AND THE PERFOMANCE OF THE COMPANY WILL FOLLOW.
Our product offering is very unique. We want you to use diabetic supplies that are safe, increase patient compliance, decrease the risk of hospitalizations, decrease the risk of mortality, and ultimately increase your quality of life.
ALL AT Little or No Cost To Patient:
• In Home Custom Fittings and Delivery
• Sensus Device which Reduces Pain Caused by Neuropathy
• Urological Catheters
• Pharmacy Services
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Hearing Amplification
Bruce Hancock is the Certified Pedorthist who covers this area, providing local representation. This face-to-face, in your home interaction and custom fitting allows him to give the quality of care you deserve, and the convenience of not having to go “shopping” for footwear.
Advanced Solutions is the fastest growing diabetes supply company in the country, and the success of the company is a direct result of the exceptional service of people like Bruce Hancock. “We actually listen to what our patients are saying. We provide unique, innovative diabetic footwear and supplies that they NEED. Our products are top notch, and people can choose from a nice tennis shoe, to a classy dress shoe, to a shoe to wear every day, i.e. a casual shoe” says Bruce.
When you join the Advanced Solution’s family, you are joining over 100,000 patients who trust us in delivering not only excellent products, but rely on us for superior service. We strive to make diabetes manageable so our patients can enjoy a normal life style.
Bruce Hancock, Certified Pedorthist, has been servicing the Central Florida area for years, and has built a reputation of caring and trust. After you have been approved for the shoes and orthotics, meaning no out of pocket expense, he calls and schedules an appointment to come directly to your home, or any place you choose, to do a custom fitting. There, he measures your feet, does a visual evaluation of your feet, and takes a mold impression of your feet to manufacture a custom orthotic that is unique to you and your foot. The shoes/orthotics take approximately 3 weeks, and then Bruce will call to personally deliver them to you. This personalized service is why diabetic patients return to him year after year.
So, if you are diabetic, or if you know someone who has diabetes, please call his local office (The Villages) to start the ball rolling. The questions the office staff will ask will be basic questions such as; who is the doctor who manages your diabetes, what insurance company do you have; i.e. Medicare/Medicaid/Humana/United Health Care etc. Approval can take as little as a day or two, and after approval, again meaning no out of pocket cost, Bruce will call to come to your home for the custom shoe fitting. It really is that simple. So Please Call:
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 352-445-5575 | Cell: 609-617-5723