Foot care can be many things from medically necessary to routine care such as callouses. Either way these foot issues can be irritating, and most people want to see a doctor to have them removed or healed. But the important question is: Does Medicare cover foot care? Maybe. We’ll tell you what we mean.
Does Medicare Cover Foot Care?
Yes and no. Don’t you hate that type of answer? Yeah, we know. Well, this is why it’s yes and no. The yes is Medicare Part B covers medically necessary foot care (bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs), but it does not cover routine foot care (soaking feet, trimming, cutting, callouses).
What are Your Medicare Costs for Foot Care?
If it’s routine foot care, you pay 100%. If it’s considered medically necessary foot care, you pay your Part B deductible $183, copays, and coinsurance.
Does Medigap cover Foot Care?
Medigap plans can cover foot care. If you enroll in a plan that covers it your Part B deductible, coinsurance, copays, and deductible, such as Medigap “C” or “F”, you shouldn’t have any out of pocket expenses for foot care.
Does Medicare Advantage Cover Foot Care?
Medicare Advantage does cover foot care; however, since Medicare Advantage plans are not standardized, you’ll have to research how each company and plan covers foot care -remember MA plans must cover everything that Medicare does, but it can vary the way they charge for coverage.
To learn more about what Medicare covers call a Senior65 agent 800-930-7956.