In many cases due to the Coronavirus pandemic
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Humana, Simply and Blue Cross of Florida approved us to mail existing shoe orders and use a Tele-Health visit to ensure the shoes fit with a follow up visit a week later. Diabetic shoes play an important role in the at risk diabetic, We applaud these companies for making sure their members receive this important benefit. We will keep you posted as more insurance companies approve mailing the shoes to the patients home with a Tele Health visit.
Propet will re-open their warehouse on April 7th.
Update April 9th
Aetna and Coventry approved our plan to deliver existing diabetic shoe order to patient's homes and perform a tele health visit to ensure they fit with a follow up tele visit.
We attended a joint MAC Region webinar yesterday and they were not able to offer any guidance on the diabetic shoe program except a Tele Health Visit by a PCP will not count toward the face to face visit needed by the patient and PCP. Medicare will accept an oral POD. There is an advanced payment plan for suppliers. CMS has suspended all pre-audits, post audits and TPE's until further notice.
Dia-Foot this morning sent plan to deliver diabetic shoes to patients home by mail and perform a telehealth visit to Congressman Ted Deutch and his staff. He is well connected to CMS and hopefully will assist in getting these patients who already have them authorized their much needed diabetic shoes.
KN95 Face Masks are currently being held by China Customs as they are checking every box of face masks. Delays are days as we have an order currently delayed.
5/7 Update. According to the district director for Congressman Ted Deutch, Congress is currently working on the Therapeutic Shoe Program. Guidance is near term in regards to the program and the Covid-19 virus.