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5 Myths About Diabetes You Should Know About

Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s also shrouded in misconceptions. Since...


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How To Easily Prevent Bunions on Your Feet

Bunions are a painful condition many adults deal with and individuals with diabetes are especially susceptible to them. It’s...


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How Diabetes Can Affect Your Foot Health

Diabetes is a tough condition to work through, but that doesn’t mean it has to stop you in your tracks. It’s all about...


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5 Tips for Managing Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

Diabetes isn’t exactly a walk in the park, and one of the most difficult symptoms to deal with is plantar fasciitis. Plantar...


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Practitioner, Patient

The Best Ways Diabetics Can Maintain an Active Lifestyle

Diabetes is a health condition where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. This can affect many things, but it can lead to...


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10 Must-Know Foot Care Tips for People With Diabetes

As a person with diabetes, taking care of your feet should be a top priority. People with diabetes heal slower and are more prone...


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Why Diabetics Should Avoid Walking Barefoot

If you have diabetes, you know it comes with many related health problems. The disease itself warrants the highest levels of...


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The Top Reasons You Need Diabetic Shoes

Diabetes treatment has come a long way since the condition’s discovery. Today, people with diabetes have a much-improved life...


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5 Tips To Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

Though it might seem strange, your feet are one of the most vulnerable areas of the body when you live with diabetes. Part of...


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Top Exercises for People With Type 2 Diabetes

When your lifestyle revolves around managing your type two diabetes, remaining active is key to warding off adverse symptoms....


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The Importance of Spotting Early Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Yet, for every person diagnosed with this condition,...


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Why Your Neuropathy Symptoms Feel Worse at Night

Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition that those living with diabetes often experience. Characterized by radiating...


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5 Home Remedies for Swollen Feet You Need To Try

Swelling and discomfort in the feet are common symptoms for those living with diabetes. Whether you’re maintaining an active...


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Medicare Shoe Coverage – Diabetic Shoes (A Codes) vs. Orthopedic Shoes (L Codes)

CGS recently released some updates to the coverage provisions for those beneficiaries of shoes, inserts, and shoe modifications...


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What Makes a Diabetic Shoe Different?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “What makes a Diabetic Shoe different?” Because many of us are unfamiliar with the...


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Diabetic Inserts: What's the difference between the A5513 & A5514 HCPCS billing codes?

The A5514 HCPCS code went live on 1/1/2019 after the temporary K0903 was “cross walked” into a permanent A code. However, since...


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Provider Strategies for Improving Diabetic Shoe Patient Compliance

There have been thousands of articles written, and many case studies conducted on diabetic foot treatments. We obviously know,...


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Best Shoes for Ankle Instability and Hallux Rigidus

Are you wondering what the best shoes are for your feet? Do you suffer from ankle instability or hallux rigidus? It can be...


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Updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes LCD

In case you did not attend, there was a webinar held by CGS reviewing the updates to the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with...


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Best Shoes for Wide Feet, Bunions and Neuropathy

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes, which makes the footwear options boundless. When you add in some of the conditions...


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2020 Medicare Reimbursement Rates

Medicare reimbursement rates tend to change year after year and we wanted to give you a clear snapshot of what the differences...


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Custom Inserts for Diabetic Shoes

With our full service laboratory, we have the capability of providing a 100% custom, accommodative product. Feet come in all...


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CGS MEDICARE APP - Updated!

 

CGS Medicare App is updated! Download it now for LCD’s, Fee Schedules, CMS news and MORE, right at your fingertips!


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner

Paperwork Pearls - Tips for Working with Patients and Their PCPs

 

Are your referring physicians slow to respond to paperwork requests for diabetic shoes…or not responding at all? It can be a...


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Updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR)

Effective 1/1/20, CMS updated Standard Documentation Requirements (SDR) Article A55426 attached to the Therapeutic Shoes for...


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

DME MACs and Portals

Learn how and why to sign-up on the webpages that each of the DME MACs have setup to assist Podiatrists and DME suppliers!  


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

Internet-Based PECOS for Medicare Supplier Enrollment Simplified!

Learn how to use internet-based PECOS for Medicare supplier enrollment with 3 simple steps!


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Tags: Diabetes Blog, Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner

Importance of Diabetic Foot Exams

Providers, are you educating your patient with reminders?  Patients, are you getting reminders?


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Document, document, document...

Document, document, document...get paid and stay paid 2020!


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Reduce Diabetic Foot Syndrome

Help your patients' reduce diabetic foot syndrome and get on their diabetes management calendar.


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Tags: Neuropathy, Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog,

Patient Reminder Postcard

Ensure your patients receive new shoes yearly with an Anodyne reminder postcard! 


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Medicare Provider Alert

CONTINUE TO GET PAID AFTER JANUARY 1 2020……

Do not wait. Update your patients' records and use Medicare Beneficiary identifiers...


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What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

What's inside the Anodyne shoe box?

Just as “One shoe can change your life” (Cinderella), one shoe box can help save your foot!...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Diabetic Shoes, Practitioner,

Medicare Compliance Paperwork Help
 

A challenge with billing therapeutic shoes/inserts for diabetic patients’ is obtaining proper paperwork from the physician, as...


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Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any of...


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Shoes for Hammertoes and Bunions

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes. When you mix in all the different foot ailments, bunions, hammertoes, edema, etc.,...


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How to Take Foot Impressions for Fitting Custom Orthotics

How to properly cast a patient using a foam impression box for custom diabetic insoles is important because it allows us at...


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How to Heat Mold A5512 Diabetic Inserts

Properly fitting A5512 heat moldable inserts is not super difficult, but is extremely important in ensuring the best possible...


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How to Fix Your Foot Problem(s)

Knowing what the problem is, is only the beginning. Finding the solution is the key. Below is a list of some of the most common...


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Food for Feet!
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On March 2, 2017

Food for Feet!

Food for thought. No. Food for feet! Did you know there are a few different foods can actually affect the health of your feet in...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Practitioner, Patient,

How to Properly Fit Winter Boots

Looking for the best fitting winter boots? First, you need to learn how to properly fit winter boots. When it begins to snow,...


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The Essential 2017 Footcare Tips

As we continue into 2017, let’s put our best foot (or feet) forward in with some basic footcare tips. While footcare may not have...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Foot Care, Patient,

How to Deal with Shin Splints

"Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the...


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Fall Footcare Tips
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On September 15, 2016

Fall Footcare Tips

By forgoing socks, donning flip-flops, or simply going barefoot, Summer was the time to free our feet from their year-long...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Diabetes Blog, Patient,

3 Exercises for Reducing Heel Pain

Heel pain is fairly common, and can be a result of many different issues or conditions. Nonetheless, regardless of what is...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Patient, Lifestyle

4 Tips to Manage Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the...


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Tags: Diabetic Foot Care, Patient, Lifestyle

4 Tips for Healthy Toe Nails

Your nails are a reflection of your overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Below are a few simple and...


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Fitting Shoes for Children

Having properly fitting footwear is important for everyone, and especially important for a developing child. Boy's feet typically...


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4 Summer Running Tips

Even after an awful start to spring here in the Midwest, it appears summer is upon us. With summer comes a lot more outdoor...


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Steps to Prevent Swollen Feet while Flying

Summer tends to be one of the busier times for the year in terms of people traveling. One thing you may have noticed while flying...


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Today we are going to talk about something I frequently suffer from…heel cracks. Heel cracks are something that are relatively...


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4 Tips for Checking your Feet

I’ve talked before about how to care for your feet, and the importance of going to a Podiatrist on a regular basis (especially...


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The Anodyne Scanner: The Future of Custom Orthotics

Historically, custom orthotics/inserts were made by taking a slipper cast or foam impression of a patient’s foot. Plaster would...


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Tags: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Foot Care, Anodyne Scanner,

5 Summer Tips for Diabetic Feet

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost May already. Spring, or what we’re calling “spring”, is basically over. As it gets warmer...


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Foot Massage for Diabetics

Knowing how to receive a foot massage doesn’t take much. However, knowing how to give a good foot massage takes a little bit of...


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Natural Remedies for Foot Pain and Strain

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fasciitis is understood to result from kidney and liver deficiencies. The kidney controls the...


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Eat for your Feet
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On March 25, 2016

Eat for your Feet

Eating for your feet sounds like an odd concept. It even sounds weird to say. Nonetheless, it is important to know how your diet...


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3 Exercises for Improving your Balance

Each year, more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall. Falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures, can have a...


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5 Exercises for Hammer Toes

For those of you who are unfamiliar, a hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth,...


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3 Tips to Prevent Foot Odor

I may be generalizing, but I think it’s safe to say, all of us deal with foot odor…to some extent. Some of us more than others....


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Manage Your Blood Sugar With More Sleep

There are tons of tips and guidance in terms of how to best manage your blood sugar levels, because whether you’re diabetic or...


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Why Feet Smell
Billy Kanter, CPED By Billy Kanter, CPED On February 4, 2016

Why Feet Smell

Foot odor. Gross. Even saying the words in your head brings to mind a lot of pictures, ideas and memories. Not good ones either....


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How to Exercise When You Have Diabetic Neuropathy

A common New Year’s Resolution is to improve exercise habits. For someone with diabetic neuropathy, this may not be so easy. You...


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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Their Feet

Let’s face it. most of us are hard on our feet. On average, we take close to 10,000 steps a day. Nonetheless, even though we take...


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Three Easy Ways to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Being active is an important part of our everyday lives. Whether it be walking, running, swimming, biking, etc., it’s important...


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Footwear Tips for Winter

Hello Everyone,

My name is Billy Kanter, and I am excited to share with you all sorts of tips and facts about caring for your...


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