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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
Other Services
Chapter 8
Section 11.1
Issue Date:  September 20, 1990
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(c)(2) and (g)(31)
Revision:  C-1, March 10, 2017
This section applies to services provided by doctors of Podiatry or surgical Chiropody (reference 32 CFR 199.6(c)(3)(iii)(A)(3)). Podiatry is the specialized field that deals with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment (including the ankle and lower extremity in some states).
2.1  Podiatric services and related services, such as laboratory and radiology services, are covered.
2.2  Routine foot care service for peripheral vascular disease, metabolic or neurological disease may be covered.
2.3  Related TRICARE Policies.
•  For orthotic devices and orthopedic shoes that are an integral part of a brace, see Section 3.1.
•  For therapeutic shoes, inserts and modifications for diabetics, see Section 8.2.
3.1  Removal of corns, calluses, trimming of toenails, and other routine podiatry services are excluded from coverage, unless the patient has a diagnosed systemic medical disease affecting the lower limbs.
3.2  Nerve blocks performed for the theoretical purpose of increasing blood supply to the foot and toes.
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