Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Requirements for Certifying Physician for diabetic shoes

Carla Craft

I sat in on a CGS/Medicare hosted webinar last week regarding diabetic shoes. I asked the question why Medicare requires the Certifying person to be an MD or DO only when so many people see PA’s and NP’s now. I was told that this was a Federal Law the was written over 40 years ago when PA’s and NP’s were not around and that the only way to get this changed is to go through Congress. I am trying to find any information in the Federal Register for the citation. I have not been successful in finding anything so far.

Does anybody else have any information on this or have more brain power than me to find the information? I definitely think it is worth looking in to.

Carla Craft, Business Manager
Virginia Prosthetics & Orthotics
4338 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24012
Tel: 540-562-8989
Fax: 540-366-3050
[email protected]

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”¯African proverb


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