Am I Covered for custom foot orthotics in Calgary?
So, you are looking for foot orthotics in Calgary and this is one of top questions.
Are you covered for custom orthotics by your extended health insurance provider? That’s a great question!
There is one sure way to find out and that is to call them! I’m serious. You need to call your extended health insurance provider and prepare yourself to ask the following questions below.
Questions to ask your extended health insurance provider regarding custom foot orthotics:
1. How much am I covered for custom foot orthotics?
Depending on your policy, you may be covered for $300 or $500 or another amount. This is why it is good to call your insurance company. You may have coverage to get two sets of orthotics!
2. Who can prescribe the custom foot orthotics?
- Medical Doctor
Again, this will vary among insurance companies. Some will allow a chiropractor to diagnose and prescribe custom foot orthotics, here in Calgary, while others may want a prescription from a medical doctor or podiatrist. This is great information to have before hand… or may I say ‘before foot’.
3. Who can dispense the custom foot orthotics?
- Medical Doctor
If a chiropractor cannot dispense your orthotics and you want to claim these under insurance, then do not bother coming here as this is a chiropractic office. However, if you do not have insurance, then you may want to come here for custom orthotics and I’m 99% sure you won’t find a price better than this (and in most cases, they are the same orthotic from the same laboratory).
4. Is coverage available now?
When is your fiscal year for your insurance? Do you have coverage now or will you have to wait?
5. Do I need any forms or statements on how the foot orthotics are made?