Early signs your child is outgrowing their AFO/SMO/UCB’s include complaints of pain or red marks appearing where they haven’t been seen before. Other signs include toes extending over the front edge of the AFO/SMO/UCB’s. If you are not sure, your orthotist can assess if the brace can be adjusted or a new one is required. Once it has been determined that new braces are required, schedule an appointment with your child’s MD or DO .
All Insurances Require:
- An in-person visit with an MD or DO (insurance will not accept from a PA or NP, Physical Therapist cannot determine medical necessity, MUST be MD or DO).
- At the time of the doctor visit, medical necessity for the new brace must be noted by the physician during the in-person visit. (i.e. patient has this diagnosis, needs braces, patient has braces and has outgrown them, the current braces no longer fit, etc.)
- New RX must be written at this in-person visit.
- Have your child’s doctor’s office fax the new RX and visit notes to our office.
- Ritchie Limb & Brace will schedule an appointment for a new evaluation