LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone: 305.436.5030
Fax: 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: info {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

Coverage under Brace Benefit Category: Heel Ulcers & Foot Drop

KYDEX-PRO

STRONGER

SAFER

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Although all of the boots manufactured under the generic term “multi podusâ€? (L’Nard/aka RCAI trademark) are used extensively to float the heel to alleviate or prevent heel decubitus ulcers, Medicare will not reimburse for this condition specifically because: it is not for “the purpose of supporting a weak or deformed body member or restricting or eliminating motion in a diseased or injured part of the body.â€?

LEEDerGroup.com: KYDEX Pro Multi Podus boot with ambulation pad Prevent Mitigate Heel UlcersKYDEX-PRO Ambulation OrthosisKYDEX PRO Multi Podus
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES
  • For an item to be considered for coverage under the Brace benefit category, it must be a rigid or semi-rigid device which is used for the purpose of supporting a weak or deformed body member or restricting or eliminating motion in a diseased or injured part of the body. It must provide support and counterforce (i.e., a force in a defined direction of a magnitude at least as great as a rigid or semi-rigid support) on the limb or body part that it is being used to brace. Items that do not meet the definition of a brace are noncovered.
    A static Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) and replacement interface (L4392) is noncovered when it is used solely for the prevention or treatment of a heel pressure ulcer because for these indications it is not used to support a weak or deformed body member or to restrict or eliminate motion in a diseased or injured part of the body (i.e., it does not meet the definition of a brace).
    Medicare does not reimburse for a foot drop splint/recumbent positioning device (L4398) or replacement interface (L4394). A foot drop splint/recumbent positioning device and replacement interface is noncovered when it is used solely for the prevention or treatment of a pressure ulcer because for these indications it is not used to support a weak or deformed body member or to restrict or eliminate motion in a diseased or injured part of the body (i.e., it does not meet the definition of a brace).