DOCTORS - SPECIALISTS
WORKING TOGETHER WITH HOUSE OF FEET
WHAT KIND OF COOPERATION
It is possible to cooperate with House of Feet in a number of ways. With their flexible agenda our podologists and shoe technicians are ready to help your patients further. Click below to discuss the various cooperation options available.
- Fixed weekly appointment times
- Consultations by appointment at your practice
- Consultations in one of our service centers
- Consultations at patients’ homes
- Conducting gait analysis
WHAT WE DO
We provide foot care in the widest sense:
- Orthopaedic shoes
- Semi-orthopeadic shoes
- Comfort shoes
- Rehabilitation shoes
- Gait analysis
- Podological treatments
We can support you with every treatment along the way. Our orthopaedic shoe technicians treat patients in hospitals, private clinics, residential care facilities, medical pedagogical institutes), care homes, etc. throughout the whole of Belgium. We also have a team of podologists ready to follow up and support your patients.
THE CORRECT APPROACH FOR A DIABETIC SHOE
People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing foot wounds. Neuropathy, angiopathy and limited joint mobility are the three main reasons here.
This can result in complications, varying from overloaded pressure points to open wounds, ulcers, calluses or even amputation. The main aim of diabetic shoes is to prevent foot wounds and to improve patient mobility..
They are heat mouldable and so adjust to the feet of each individual patient. They are wide, have a high toe box, a stiffened sole with good roll-off, are elastic and have few or no seams in the inner shoe which drastically reduces the likelihood of wounds caused by pressure or friction points.
In addition, almost all diabetic shoes have insoles that can be replaced by customised soles.
Do you write a prescription? The patient can then receive a reimbursement from his/her healthcare insurer of €144.08 (date 01/01/2020). Children are entitled to two pairs of diabetic shoes per year. Adults to one pair per year.
CUSTOM-MADE REHABILITATION SHOES
For patients with wounds that are difficult to heal or a recent amputation, one custom-made rehabilitation shoe with individual insole can be made in the short term.
No approval is required from the healthcare insurer for this rehabilitation shoe. Measurement, production, adjustment and delivery of the shoes takes place within 10 days.
Once the wounds have healed, the patient is also entitled to a pair of orthopaedic shoes.
WE CHART EVERYTHING WITH A GAIT ANALYSIS
Your patients can go to one of our seven service centres for a detailed analysis of their gait pattern. You will then receive a detailed report on your patient.
SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE
Patients who are entitled to orthopaedic shoes from their healthcare insurer are also entitled from the VDAB (Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training) to a pair of custom-made safety shoes if their work requires this.
We have collaborative agreements with specialised partners for safety shoes and safety soles that must comply with EN-ISO standards. Our combined knowledge results in perfect custom-made safety shoes that fulfil the most stringent European safety standards.
Orthopaedic safety shoes make working a lot more pleasant, safe and comfortable for people with foot problems.
Patients don’t have to pay anything for their work shoes. But they do need a prescription.
To meet EN-ISO standards employees who wear orthotics also have to have modified soles in their safety shoes.
For safety soles too we work together with specialised partners who have all the adapted materials.
THE HOUSE OF FEET APP FOR DOCTORS
Our R&D department has developed an app for doctors. With 1 click you can send us your patient data for orthopaedic shoes. Our services will contact your patient the very same day to make an appointment and will also take care of all the administration.
You can follow the progress of the shoes from request to delivery with the useful track & trace feature in our House of Feet Prescribe app.
No e-mails or phone calls, no fuss. Just a simple way to refer and follow up your patients.
WHY HOUSE OF FEET?
AFTER-SERVICE AND FOLLOW-UP
CORRECT AESTHETICS / FUNCTIONALITY BALANCE
WHICH SPECIALISTS CAN PRESCRIBE ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES AND INSOLES?
All specialists in rehabilitation, physical medicine, orthopaedics, traumatology, surgery, rheumatology, neurology, paediatrics and neuropsychiatry.
HOW LONG IS YOUR PRESCRIPTION VALID?
A prescription for orthopaedic shoes or insoles is only valid for 2 months. In the case of a renewal, this is 6 months.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES?
Your patient comes to us with his or her prescription. Based on the condition of the patient, we make a request (Annex 13) and send it together with the prescription to the insurer to be approved by the medical advisor.
The third party payer rule applies for orthopaedic shoes. This means we take care of everything directly with the insurer. Your patient only has to make a co-payment on delivery of the shoes.
If the patient is having shoes made for the first time, he/she will be called up by the medical advisor of the insurer. On receipt of the approval, we start with production of the shoes.
When renewing orthopaedic shoes, the patient is not called up.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ORTHOTIC INSOLES?
A third party payer rule does not apply for orthotic insoles. After the payment of the insoles, the patient receives his or her proof of delivery from us. As long as the patient has a valid prescription, he/she can submit these documents to the insurer for a partial reimbursement of the insoles.
WHAT IS THE DELIVERY PERIOD OF A PAIR OF ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES?
5 weeks after receipt of approval from the insurer.
WHAT IS THE DELIVERY PERIOD FOR A PAIR OF INSOLES?
The standard delivery period for insoles is 5 working days.
HOW MUCH IS THE CO-PAYMENT FOR ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES?
The co-payment for orthopaedic shoes is subdivided into 3 categories (A, B & C). The category is determined based on the condition of the patient. As of 01.01.2020 the co-payment is:
HOW MUCH IS THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR INSOLES?
As of 01.01.2020 the reimbursement for insoles is € 50.04.
WHEN IS MY PATIENT ENTITLED TO ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES AGAIN?
The date of entitlement to a new pair of shoes is calculated based on the delivery date of the previous shoes.
- Children under the age of 18 are entitled to new orthopaedic shoes every 9 months.
- Adults between the age of 18 and 65 are entitled every year.
- People over 65 are entitled every year if they come under category A. If they come under category B or C, they are only entitled to new shoes every 2 years.
WHEN IS MY PATIENT ENTITLED TO INSOLES AGAIN?
Children under 18 are entitled to new insoles every year. Adults are entitled to a new pair of insoles every 2 years.
Note! People are only entitled to both orthopaedic shoes and insoles the first time. After this a choice must be made between shoes or insoles.
A patient who has orthopaedic shoes made is only entitled to new insoles once the renewal period of the shoes has expired.
If the patient chooses to have insoles made, he/she is only entitled to new shoes when the renewal period of the shoes has expired – after 1 year for children or 2 years for adults.
WHAT ARE SEMI-ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES?
Semi-orthopaedic shoes are more spacious and wider than normal shoes. They have a removable insole so that custom-made insoles fit perfectly in the shoes.
Semi-orthopaedic shoes are generally made of elastic materials which relieves the pressure on the toes. The inner shoe is also seamless to minimise friction points.
These shoes are extremely suitable for diabetic patients with an increased risk of foot wounds or patients suffering from arthritis.
Diabetic patients with a prescription from the specialist are entitled to a reimbursement from the healthcare insurer of € 144.08 (date 01/01/2020). Children are entitled to two pairs of diabetic shoes per year. Adults to one pair per year.
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