Frequently Asked Questions

Below we go through some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

 

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You do not need a referral for an office appointment unless required by your insurance company, such as an HMO policy.

Yes.  We require a referral from another doctor, home health agency or caseworker.  For more information on what information is needed for a referral, please call 317-218-4095, Ext 1.

You do need to be homebound or home limited.  This is one of the reasons we require a referral for home visits.  Please click here for more information on what homebound and home limited means.

Yes.  We see patients on an individual basis in long term care or rehab facilities as well as contract with these facilities to provide residents with ongoing regular podiatry services.

Yes.  We can see patients in any of these facilities either on an individual basis, or we contract we many facilities to provide regular ongoing podiatry services to their residents.

We are participating providers with Medicare.

Yes, we accept traditional Medicaid policies.

We are providers for Medicare, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Humana, Sagamore and others.  We are out of network providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield.  You are welcome to contact our office and we will be happy to answer any insurance questions.  However, because there are so many different policies, it is always best to contact your insurance provider to make sure you are covered under your particular policy.

Possibly.  If you qualify as homebound or home limited and your policy covers podiatry services, then generally coverage is similar to an office visit.  As with any doctor’s visit, you are still responsible for your co-pay and any deductible amount.  If you have a secondary insurance it may cover the remaining costs not paid for by your primary insurance provider.  We encourage you to contact your insurance company directly to find out what your specific policy covers.  If you do not have insurance, please contact our office to inquire about private pay pricing.

Medicare and most other insurance plans do not cover routine foot care except in certain circumstances.  Routine foot care is the treatment of long toenails, corns & calluses and dry skin.  It is covered for those who have a systemic diagnosis that would could put the patient at risk for infection or other complications if not done by a podiatrist.  Some of these systemic diseases include diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy and several others.  Please feel free to call our office with any questions regarding coverage for you.

Yes.  We can assess you in our office or at home to determine if you qualify for diabetic shoes.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We can be contacted by phone at 317-218-4095, Ext 1 or you may click on this link for our contact form.

We provide treatment for most conditions below the knee.  Our practice is mainly focused on diabetic foot care and comprehensive wound care below the knee.  We also commonly treat ingrown toenails, heel pain, arch pain as well as provide conservative treatment of bunions and hammer toes.   These services are provided in the office or at home for those who are homebound or home limited.