List of accepted insurances: (Medicare Podiatrist)

Insurances, and plans are always changing, please call us at 727-842-9504 to confirm

Insurance plans we accept

Foot Leg Specialty Center is proud to be in-network with all major insurance providers. This means that patients can access our high-quality podiatric care without the added stress of out-of-network costs. Whether you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, or any other major insurance plan, you can trust us to provide the specialized care you need for your foot and leg health, while keeping your financial well-being in mind. Your comfort and convenience are our top priorities, and being in-network with these providers reflects our commitment to accessible healthcare for all.

Advantage Coventry
Advantage freedom
Aetna – all plans
Anthem Blue cross Blue shield
Avmed (First health)
Beech Street
Blue cross Blue Sheild of Florida (PPO, EPO, Blue Value)
Cigna (HMO, PPO, POS, Open access)
Coventry Healthy Care
Dept of Labor
Emblem Health
First Health (PHCS)
Florida Healthy kids (simply)
Florida First
Focus healthcare
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative
Great West
Heritage Summit
Highmark Pennsylvania
Humana EPO and PPO
Humana Military
John Alden
John Hancock
Mail hanglers insurance
National association of letter carriers
Medical Mutual
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Complete
Simply Health care
Sunshine health
VA community care (optum) Region 3
VA health net
United Health care

Medicare podiatrist

Medicare Podiatrist coverage:

Medicare does cover podiatry services, which are services provided by podiatrists who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. To receive Medicare coverage for podiatry services, you must meet certain criteria, including having a medical need for the services.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers certain medically necessary podiatry services, including:

  • Treatment of foot injuries or diseases (such as diabetic foot care)
  • Treatment of foot conditions that require surgical intervention (such as hammertoes or bunions)
  • Routine foot care (such as nail trimming and callus removal) for individuals with diabetes, nerve damage, or other qualifying conditions

To receive coverage for podiatry services under Medicare, you must visit a podiatrist who accepts Medicare assignment. This means that the podiatrist has agreed to accept the Medicare-approved amount for services as full payment, and you will not be responsible for any additional charges beyond the Medicare-approved amount. Please note Dr. Zafar does accept Medicare, including advantage plans.

Medicare Podiatrist

Medicare Podiatrist Nail coverage:

Medicare does cover nail care services provided by a podiatrist, but only in certain circumstances. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers nail care services that are deemed medically necessary and are directly related to a foot problem or condition.

For example, if you have a medical condition such as diabetes, peripheral artery disease, or neuropathy that affects the blood flow or nerve function in your feet, you may be eligible for Medicare-covered nail care services. These services may include trimming and debriding (removing dead or infected tissue) of toenails, treatment of ingrown toenails, and removal of corns or calluses.

However, routine nail care services, such as regular nail trimming or polishing, are not covered by Medicare. In addition, Medicare does not cover nail care services that are solely for cosmetic purposes.

Medicare Podiatrist Diabetic Shoes:

Medicare podiatrist

Medicare may cover therapeutic shoes and three foam inserts for individuals with diabetes who have certain foot conditions. Medicare Part B may cover one pair of custom-molded shoes and up to three pairs of inserts per year for individuals with diabetes who meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for coverage, the individual must have diabetes and one or more of the following conditions:

  1. Partial or complete foot amputation
  2. Past foot ulcers
  3. Pre-ulcerative calluses
  4. Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
  5. Foot deformities

To receive coverage, the individual must also have a written order from their doctor, and the shoes or inserts must be provided by a Medicare-approved supplier.

It’s important to note that not all diabetic shoes or inserts will be covered by Medicare, and some suppliers may require a co-payment. It’s also important to talk to your doctor and supplier about any additional costs or requirements before ordering diabetic shoes or inserts. Call us today to make an appointment.

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