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By Larry Huppin, DPM on 7/30/2012 3:39 PM
In his PodiatryToday.com blog, Doug Richie recently wrote an excellent article on the use of orthotic devices for the treatment of hallux rigidus. In this article he compares orthotic prescriptions for treatment functional hallux limitus to those for treatment of hallux rigidus. 

From the article:
“… the goal of orthotic therapy for functional hallux limitus is to improve range of motion of the first MPJ. The goal of treatment for hallux rigidus is to restrict range of motion of the first MPJ. Even better, the goal should be offloading of the first MPJ…
By Larry Huppin, DPM on 7/19/2012 7:15 AM
Orthotic Therapy for Tarsal Tunnnel Syndrome is the newest webinar available in our clients only area.   This concise 15 minute lecture reviews the current literature and providies recommendations on how to write the most effective prescription for your patients with tarsal tunnel symptoms.  
By Larry Huppin, DPM on 7/16/2012 7:28 AM
I have received a number of questions lately on how to bill Medicare for foot orthoses. First, realize that Medicare does not pay for foot orthotics. You may have to bill Medicare, however, in order to receive a denial so that a secondary insurance can be billed. 
You would bill Medicare as follows: 

L3000-GY-LT 
L3000-GY-RT. 

The "GY" modifier is the payment modifier, and indicates
By Dianne Mitchell on 7/12/2012 3:25 PM
I have recently been asked the question about whether or not folks can go from a motion control shoe to the neutral shoe type once they have their functional foot orthotics in hand. I explain to these patients that orthotics do not make for a better or more stable shoe. A functional foot orthotic plus a neutral athletic shoe does not equal a stability or motion control shoe.
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