Foot care

Foot care

How often is it covered?

 covers 

 services for 

 treatment of foot injuries or diseases (like hammer toes, bunion deformities, and heel spurs). Part B generally doesn't cover routine foot care, like these:

  • Cutting or removal of corns and calluses
  • Trimming, cutting, and clipping of nails
  • Hygienic or other preventive maintenance, including cleaning and soaking the feet
    Who's eligible?

    All people with Part B are covered.

    Your costs in Original Medicare

    Note

    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
    • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
    • The type of facility
    • Where you get your test, item, or service

    Note

    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 whether Medicare will pay for them.

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