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Orthotic Coverage with Pacific Blue Cross: Everything You Need to Know

Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | July 24th, 2019

Orthotic Coverage with Pacific Blue Cross: Everything You Need to Know

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Have you been prescribed custom orthotic inserts by your physician or podiatrist?** Do you have extended health benefits through Pacific Blue Cross with coverage for custom orthotic inserts or orthopedic shoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Vancouver Orthotics we can assist you in submitting your insurance claim form to Pacific Blue Cross by ensuring you have all the necessary paperwork. We will make sure you have a full receipt outlining the breakdown of charges, a copy of the biomechanical assessment/gait analysis, details of the digital foot casting technique used, proof of manufacturing, and a detailed description of the type of orthotic created. If you have coverage through Pacific Blue Cross for custom orthotic inserts or shoes, and you have questions, please give us a call today and we’d be happy to help or schedule you for an appointment.

Custom Foot Orthotics Claiming Checklist for Pacific Blue Cross Members

Ensure you provide the following when submitting a claim for custom-made foot orthotics:

- A completed Blue Cross claim form

- An original receipt indicating that payment has been made in full.

- A copy of the current prescription outlining the medical diagnosis from a physician, podiatrist, physiotherapist or chiropractor.

- A copy of your biomechanical assessment, which must be performed in person by your provider. (A biomechanical assessment is an examination of the lower limb bone alingment. It involves looking at the patient's movement and walking patterns, interaction of the foot with the rest of the body and shoes to determine wear patterns to assist in recovery of a recurrent injury or prevent further injury).

- Written confirmation from the person who made the product indicating that the orthotic was fabricated from raw material, using a 3-D voumetric model of the patient's foot, using one of the following casting techniques:

     - Plaster of paris slipper cast

     - Semi-weight bearing foam casting box

     - 3-D contact digitizing (e.g. pin array system)

     - 3-D laser imaging scanning

Online Booking for Vancouver Orthotics, Pacific Blue Cross
Vancouver Orthotics

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