Canada’s major extended health benefits companies are moving to protect Canadians from untrained individuals selling non medical grade orthotics. Make sure you are following the correct procedure and dealing with the right people to ensure you have insurance coverage for orthotics.
According to Greenshield Canada’s claim requirements, in order for them to be covered by insurance, orthotics can only be prescribed by :
• Physician • Podiatrist • Chiropodist • Nurse Practitioner
For the making and fitting of prescribed orthotics, only services by the following practitioners are covered:
• Podiatrist • Chiropodist • Pedorthist • Orthotist • Chiropractor
•What’s not covered under your benefits plan?
The following items are not considered custom-made and therefore are not eligible under your plan:
• Stock items, off-the-shelf orthotics, and prefabricated devices such as cushioned heel cups or insoles
Here’s what to avoid when buying your orthotics:
Published on:December 19, 2013
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