Orthopedic shoes

Medicare covers orthopedic shoes if they’re a necessary part of a leg brace.

Your costs in Original Medicare

After you meet the Part B

deductible [glossary]

, you pay 20% of the 

Medicare-Approved Amount

.

Medicare will only cover your orthopedic shoes if your doctors and suppliers are enrolled in Medicare. Doctors and suppliers have to meet strict standards to enroll and stay enrolled in Medicare. If your doctors or suppliers aren't enrolled, Medicare won't pay the claims they submit.

It's important to ask your suppliers if they participate in Medicare before you get the orthopedic shoes. If suppliers are participating in Medicare, they must accept  

assignment

 (which means they can charge you only the coinsurance and Part B deductible for the Medicare-approved amount). If suppliers aren't participating and don't accept assignment, there's no limit on the amount they can charge you.

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

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