Foot care

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)  covers podiatrist (foot doctor) foot exams or treatment if you have diabetes-related nerve damage, or need  medically necessary  treatment for foot injuries or diseases (like hammer toe, bunion deformities, and heel spurs).

Your costs in Original Medicare

  • After you meet the Part B deductible , you pay 20% of the  Medicare-Approved Amount  for medically necessary treatment you get from your doctor.
  • In a  hospital outpatient setting , you also pay a copayment  for medically necessary treatment.

Find out cost

To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • If your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service

Frequency of services

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and if, or how much, Medicare will pay for them.

Is my test, item, or service covered?