Does Medicare allow an MD who manages the patient’s diabetic condition to
sign off on foot exam preformed by an LVN?
The Medicare LCD reads…
“in-person visit with a podiatrist, other M.D or D.O., physician assistant,
nurse practitioner, or *clinical nurse specialist *that is within 6 months
prior to delivery of the shoes/inserts, and that documents one of more of
criteria a â€“ f”.
I am having a hard time determining what Medicare considers a “clinical
nurse specialist”. And we all know calling to ask them is worthless.
I have a foot exam from an LVN and I am unsure if I am able to send it to
the MD or not.
Thanks for any help!
*Jessica Falknor Longoria, CP, CMF*
*Centers for Mobility/A Touch of Pink-Prosthetics & Mastectomy Products*
*7777 Southwest Freeway 107*
*Houston, TX 77074*