Is Podiatry Covered by Insurance?

Is Podiatry Covered by Insurance?

Is Podiatry Covered by Insurance?
Is Podiatry Covered by Insurance?

Is podiatry covered by insurance? In almost all cases we would only perform procedures that are considered medically necessary. While there are some cosmetic options and non-insurance options, we generally only perform procedures and treatments that improve pain and function. As a rule anything that is medically necessary for pain relief or the improvement of function is covered by insurance. If something is not covered we will do our best to let you know.


Is Podiatry Covered by Insurance?

  • The answer is almost always yes.
  • We do not perform procedures that are not medically necessary. We focus on procedures that are backed by evidence based medicine.
  • If we do perform a procedure that is cosmetic in nature there may be a cost associated with this.
  • It is possible that some insurances do not cover some medically necessary treatments. We will do our best to let you know when this is the case.


Are there copay even if Podiatry is covered by insurance?

  • Generally all types of insurance do require a copay.
  • This does depend on your specific insurance plan.


Insurance Does Cover Podiatrist Care:

  • Podiatrist Most Major InsurancesWe take almost every insurance. These is not elective or cosmetic therapy. This is proven and beneficial medical care!
  • Yes!┬áThe majority of our care is not considered elective and is not cosmetic. The primary focus is to keep you walking, healthy and prevent any future hospitalizations for your foot and ankle problems.
  • Podiatrist care is considered to be extremely cost effective for both the nation and insurance companies. There are many studies proving that good foot care can result in exponentially greater reductions in hospitalization and disability costs.


Podiatrist accepted insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health And Life
  • BCBS/Federal/PPO/Preferred
  • BCN Advantage MyBlue
  • BCN HMO and Mpremier
  • Cigna POS/HMO/PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Coresource
  • HAP HMO/POS/Preferred/Senior/Medicaid
  • Health Plus including Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Plus Blue And Advantage PFFS
  • Meridian Health Plan Of Michigan
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health HMO/EPO/PPO/Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare including Community Plan
  • Workers Compensation


About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.