More than 75% of patients with diabetes and Medicare fit with shoes one year are not fit the next. This, despite annual coverage that offers podiatrists very reasonable reimbursement and that the American Diabetes Association recommends that patients be evaluated annually to determine their level of ulcerative risk.
SafeStep has created a brochure for podiatrists to give to patients with Medicare and diabetes when scheduling an annual Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam. The brochure explains to patients the importance of the exam as well as qualifications for shoes under the Therapeutic Shoe Program.
The brochure is available personalized with your practice name and address. Use as both an appointment reminder for patients’ CDFE and to explain to patients its importance. It includes at-home foot care tips. It also shows a preview of stylish athletic, dress or casual Medicare-covered diabetic shoes.
Call 866.712.STEP (7837) to order free sample brochures. Also schedule a FREE Training Session with a SafeStep EXPERT to learn how to ensure that patients with diabetes, fit with shoes are, if qualified, fit year after year. Let us show you how to ensure that patients in need of care get it and also that your practice does not miss out on revenue opportunities.
At the conclusion of your training session, your SafeStep EXPERT will ensure that you:
- Determine your “Number”, the number of patients in your practice with Medicare and diabetes.
- Can track your practice shoe fitting success using the SafeStep Practice Report Card
SafeStep DME Training will help you grow your practice, improve patient care and enhance practice revenue.