After specializing in diabetic care for over 20 years, John’s Pharmacy has become known as the area’s Diabetic Pharmacy. In addition to offering diabetic supplies and services, we have high quality diabetic shoes.
We understand a diabetic's need for comfortable, proper fitting diabetic shoes and will do all that we can to ensure you get a proper-fitting shoe that is right for you. We will file Medicare and insurance paperwork for you.
We carry the following quality brands:
Diabetic shoes are available to anyone looking for quality shoes with additional depth, support, and comfort.
You do not have to have a prescription to purchase diabetic shoes. If you would like your insurance or Medicare to cover all or a portion of the cost of your shoes, certain requirements must be met.
Due to recent changes to Medicare requirements for diabetic shoes, the following specific requirements must be met and proper documentation required. Though we understand that the process is tedious, it is essential that Medicare guidelines are followed. Submitting Diabetic Shoe claims without the proper requirements having been met may result in a substantial cost to our patients.
We are required to obtain three documents, all of which are necessary to process diabetic shoe orders with a doctor's prescription for insurance or Medicare billing:
1. Prescription for Diabetic Shoes
This must be signed by the prescriber, who must be a physician with MD or OD credentials
The prescription must list each item to be dispensed (typically diabetic shoes and custom inserts)
2. Physician's Certifying Statement
The forms are available here and must be signed by a physician with MD or OD credentials
The physician must certify that the patient has one or more of the listed conditions by checking the appropriate box(es) on the Certifying Statement. Conditions are listed below.
The Physician's Certifying Statement is only good for three months. Shoes must be dispensed prior to three month from the date on the Certifying Statement.
Qualifying conditions include one or more of the following:
History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
History of previous foot ulceration
History of pre-ullcerative callus
Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
Poor circulation of the feet
3. Patient Progress Notes
Patient chart notes must be from the prescribing practitioner and must clearly document the condition(s) checked on the Certifying Statement
Patient Progress Notes must be dated no more than six months prior to Certifying Statement Date.
Use the link below to print a Diabetic Shoe packet to take to your next doctor's appointment. This is the best way to ensure that your physician has all the information he or she needs. If you have questions about these requirements, please contact us. Please be assured that John's Pharmacy complies with all HIPAA guidelines in order to maintain confidentiality of all patient PMI.