Foot care (for diabetes)

Foot care (for diabetes)

Medicare covers yearly foot exams if you have diabetes‑related lower leg nerve damage that can increase the risk of limb loss. This may include treatment for foot ulcers and calluses, and toenail management, based on exam results.

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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