Direct Billing for Chiropody, Podiatry & Foot Care
Direct online billing is available for chiropody and podiatry foot care claims for a large number of insurance companies, with more to be added soon. Direct billing is when we can submit and obtain instant authorization and payment information for claims for patients.
Each policy with each company is different. Many health insurance providers allow direct billing for chiropody and podiatry assessments and office treatments, while others still may not. We encourage you to contact your insurance company regarding availability for direct billing.
For reimbursement of medical supplies, please submit a receipt:
Custom orthotics, orthopedic footwear and compression socks are for re-imbursement for the plan holder only.
Some companies allow assignment of benefits on a case by case plan by plan basis for orthotics, shoes and compression socks. This is when the patient signs a form allowing the insurer to pay the clinic after the claim has been submitted, and not the patient on a one time basis for their insurance claim.
To protect you, we typically do not deal with assignment of benefits in our office. This protects our patients and ourselves from erroneous or invalid claims. For WSIB and DVA claims we will consider assignment for orthotics or orthopedic shoes, however these as well are on a case by case basis and must be pre-approved by the insurer.
We are happy to check if direct billing is an option for you. Please let us know at the beginning of your treatment, bring your insurance claim card to your visit (and every visit) and we can inquire online before we prepare your invoice receipt.
Please note: Clients are responsible for remitting payment to the clinic at the time of treatment any co-pays or amount not covered or authorized by insuranc
The Following Insurance Companies Allow Direct Billing for Chiropody Treatments
I am a registered chiropodist and foot care specialist and have been helping patients for over 20 years.
Are you uncertain about whether you should choose a chiropodist vs. podiatrist? Chiropodists and podiatrists provide the same care. There are 600 registered chiropodists in Ontario and only 60 podiatrists. The College of Chiropodists of Ontario stopped using the name podiatrist in Ontario in 1993, over 26 years ago — but the name is still used in other provinces in Canada, also USA and UK.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education. We do complete case management of foot problems, assessing and treating the entire foot and its complications.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh treating a patient with foot pain — for proper foot functioning and overall well-being.
I provide full biomechanical exams and gait analysis — I will be able to help address your foot discomfort by foot care treatment, custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes, surgery, medication, laser or physical therapy.
Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professions who have the ability to prescribe and provide custom orthotics as defined in the Regulated Health Profession Act of Ontario.
I want to help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better.