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In the pursuit of comfort and improved mobility, many individuals find themselves wondering if Medicare covers the cost of custom orthopedic shoes. At Tru-Mold Shoes, we understand the importance of this question and are here to provide clarity and guidance on the matter. While we don’t directly work with individuals, we are more than happy to steer you in the right direction.

Medicare coverage can be a complex issue, and it’s essential to consult the right healthcare professionals to understand your options fully. Tru-Mold Shoes collaborates closely with a range of specialists. If you’re considering custom orthopedic shoes and are unsure about Medicare coverage, the first step is to consult one of our trusted partners:

  • Chiropodists specialize in foot care and can assess your condition
  • Orthopedists are medical doctors specializing in musculoskeletal issues, including foot and ankle problems
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists are skilled professionals who design, fabricate, and fit custom orthopedic devices, including shoes
  • Physical therapists help you with exercises and rehabilitation programs that complement your orthopedic footwear.
  • Podiatrists and Pedorthists are experts in foot health and footwear
  • Skilled shoe technicians

These experts play a pivotal role in assessing your needs and ensuring that you receive the best possible care.

Once you’ve consulted one of our trusted partners, they will assess your needs thoroughly. If they determine that custom orthopedic shoes are necessary for your condition, they can initiate the Medicare coverage process on your behalf.

Medicare coverage for custom orthopedic shoes typically follows a specific procedure:

Doctor’s Prescription

The first step involves obtaining a prescription from your healthcare provider specifying the need for custom orthopedic shoes. Your doctor will detail your condition, the required features of the shoes, and the medical necessity for custom footwear.

Documentation and Medical Records

Your healthcare provider will gather all the necessary documentation, including medical records, test results, and the prescription. This documentation is crucial to demonstrate the medical necessity of the custom shoes to Medicare.

Submission of Claims

Your healthcare provider will submit the required documentation and claims to Medicare on your behalf. This process involves detailed paperwork, outlining your medical condition, the recommended custom shoes, and the associated costs.

Approval and Coverage

Medicare will review the submitted claims and determine whether to approve coverage for your custom orthopedic shoes. If the claim meets Medicare’s criteria for medical necessity, they will provide coverage for the cost of the shoes, or at least a portion of it.

Receiving Your Custom Orthopedic Shoes

Once the claims are approved, Tru-Mold Shoes will proceed with crafting your custom orthopedic shoes based on the specifications provided by your healthcare provider. Our skilled technicians will ensure that the shoes are tailored to fit your unique foot shape and address your specific requirements.

Follow-up Care

After receiving your custom shoes, it’s essential to follow up with your healthcare provider for any necessary adjustments or additional support. Ensuring the proper fit and comfort of your orthopedic footwear is crucial for your overall well-being.

Throughout this process, Tru-Mold Shoes works closely with your healthcare provider to facilitate a seamless experience. While we don’t directly handle the Medicare coverage process, we provide the expertise and craftsmanship necessary to create custom orthopedic shoes that meet the highest standards of quality and comfort. 

Contact Tru-Mold Shoes Today!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll be more than happy to guide you through every stage of the process, so you receive the custom orthopedic shoes you need and deserve.


42 Breckenridge St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
1-800-THE-MOLD (843-6653)
Local: 716-881-4484
Fax: 716-881-0406

Christi Thompson

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