A doctor of podiatric medicine is included within the definitions of "physician" for Medicaid purposes. The professional services must fall within the scope of podiatric practice legally authorized by the State of North Carolina.
Refer to DMA’s website at http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/mp/mpindex.htm for specific coverage criteria, prior approval requirements, and service limitations.
Medicaid covered procedures performed in the surgical, medical, or mechanical treatment of the foot and ankle, and related soft tissue structures to the level of the mytotendinous junction.
Non-covered services include, but are not limited to:
REVISED 08/01/11 – CHANGE NO. 14-11
Office visits count toward a recipient’s professional services visit limit except as noted in II.A.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.