Just because someone has insurance coverage for other healthcare, there is no guarantee that coverage is available for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) like custom orthotics. And then, even if there is orthotic coverage, there may be restrictive limitations on the conditions for which orthotics may be prescribed. Sometimes, the payer requires DME to be dispensed by a licensed DME supplier to be a covered benefit. This overview tutorial calls attention to the most important considerations when reviewing coverage for your patients for the potential coverage of custom orthotics through their health plan. It also includes a demonstration on how to find the Medical Review Policy for orthotics, if one exists. Download and refer to the sample Reference Document which is an example of the details in some payers’ Medical Review Policy for orthotics.

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Sample Medical Review Policy (MRP) for Orthotics