Re: Insurance won't cover foot orthotics
My insurance doesn't cover orthotics, and it's truly ridiculous. I had PF surgery because they wouldn't pay for orthotics, but they would pay for the surgery. Since the DPM severed a nerve, I had to have subsequent therapy, testing, and treatment. Including hospital stays, tests, consultations, therapy and more, they have paid out close to $80,000. Still, when my OS ordered $75 ortotics, they still won't cover them! It will be difficult to convince them to pay, so here is my suggestion--start with something off the shelf, which will cost about $75. If you get them from a good place, they can often help you customize them, or a good DPM would also. If $75 ones can be of significant help, you've saved a few hundred bucks, and if not, many DPMs and companies will let you trade up--apply the $75 to the purchase of more expensive custom ones.