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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

Toe Plug vs. Toe Filler: What’s the Difference?

In our industry, toe plugs and toe fillers are frequently mixed up. Reading Medicare definitions can not only lead to confusion,...


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Tags: Diabetic Shoes, Anodyne Blog, Practitioner,

Introducing the Open Back Slipper

Introducing The Open Back Slipper!

Featuring an open-back for easy donning/doffing and a hook and loop closure to allow for a...


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No. 89 Trail Hiker
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On January 17, 2022

No. 89 Trail Hiker

Introducing The Women's No. 89 Trail Hiker!

All-terrain stability meets all-condition comfort in this lightweight, water...


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2022 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2022 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2022 vs. 2021 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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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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New 2021 Diabetic Shoe Styles for Women and Men

New 2021 diabetic shoes for women and men have arrived! 

After many iterations and samples, our new 2021 styles are here! Our new...


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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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2021 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2021 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2021 vs. 2020 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Tags: Practitioner

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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Healthier Scotcheroos
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On December 16, 2020

Healthier Scotcheroos

These healthier scotcheroos are made with all natural peanut butter, sugar and coconut oil. This healthier scotcheroos recipe...


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Tags: Diabetes Diet, Practitioner, Patient,

Beginner's Guide - How to Meal Prep

When you hear the words "meal prep" do you immediately think rigid, boring, and overwhelming? As a Registered Dietitian, I often...


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Fitting Tips
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On November 11, 2020

Fitting Tips

It’s important to note that all shoe manufacturers use their own lasts to construct their footwear. As a result, the continuity...


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Closeout Styles
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On November 2, 2020

Closeout Styles

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re going to release 4-6 new styles in early 2021; and in order to make room for...


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American Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Accredited Webinars

American Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Accredited Webinars - 

Anodyne has launched American Board of Orthotics and...


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Tags: Medicare Paperwork, Practitioner, Online Webinars

Anodyne's Marketing Materials for Practitioners

Did you know we provide all collateral materials free of charge? Or...are you wondering what "collateral materials" even are?!...


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Scanner App Update
Lindsey Kanter, RDN By Lindsey Kanter, RDN On August 21, 2020

Scanner App Update

The newest iteration of our 3D foot scanning app using the Structure Scanner by Occipital is here. Having been at the forefront...


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Tags: Anodyne Scanner, Practitioner, Custom Inserts

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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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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The Most Satisfying Snack

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all some fun plans in store for the weekend, whether that means going out with friends or...


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Podiatry Management: Profiles in Excellence 2018

We are incredibly thankful to be featured in Podiatry Management's Profiles in Excellence 2018. 


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Anodyne's 3D Foot Scanner for Custom Orthotics

Exactly what is our “3D Foot Scanner?” 

Anodyne has raised the bar in terms of custom inserts/orthotics. Historically, custom...


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Best Diabetes Apps of 2018

 

Tracking your blood sugar, while keeping up with your nutrient intake (on top of daily life) is not easy! Anodyne has rounded...


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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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Shoe Inserts for Toe Amputations: When Does a Patient Need a Toe Filler?

Typically, the type of patient that requires a toe filler is high risk. You must take extreme care in providing and monitoring...


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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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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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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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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,