The Foot Efx Foot Care Program for the Diabetic
We at Foot Efx are proud to be THE nationwide leader in diabetic foot care and management. Your local Foot Efx Store provides in-service education in your community on proper foot care. Your local Foot Efx staff networks within your medical community as a complimentary resource, providing you with the highest quality diabetic foot care products in the market.
If you are a diabetic on Medicare (Part B), you may be eligible to receive at little or no cost, one pair of extra-depth comfort shoes and three pairs of custom inserts.
(Print a copy of the Certificate of Medical Necessity form, (available on our Documents page) and take it to your doctor, then bring it into your local Foot Efx store.)
We are Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill providers, and feature a wide range of products and services for diabetics. We have pedorthists on staff who are able to fit our customers with foot health products that meet their unique and individual needs.
Proper and early foot care and other risk-reducing practices prevent the onset of problems associated with poor circulation of the legs and feet. Diabetic shoes are designed with deep toe boxes to help promote circulation; removable insoles to accommodate diabetic inserts; mild rocker bottom soles to help with walking; and firm heel counters for support and stability.
Ask your doctor to plan an exercise program that is right
for you. Walking, dancing, swimming, and bicycling are good forms of exercise
that are easy on your feet.
Diabetic footwear can help prevent serious foot complications associated with:
The Therapeutic Shoe Bill
In 1993, Congress amended Medicare statutes to provide partial reimbursement for extra-depth shoes, custom molded shoes, and shoe inserts or modifications to qualifying Medicare Part B patients with diabetes. The Center of Disease Control has estimated over 90,000 lower limb amputations due to diabetes occur annually.
Experts agree that most lower limb amputations are preventable with appropriate footwear that is properly fit.
How Patients Qualify: Patients qualify
by a certifying physician diagnosing the patient with diabetes (ICD-9
diagnosis codes 250.00-250.93) and completing the "Certificate of Medical
Foot Efx Stores have a wide variety of stylish diabetic footwear and foot care products to select from.
If you are on Medicare, you may be entitled to a pair of custom fit diabetic shoes and 3 pairs of heat molded inserts, at little or no out-of-pocket cost to you. Please call your local Foot Efx store for more information.