Tips for obtaining an Rx for orthotic treatment

If you are seeking medical benefit reimbursement, or third-party funding, the information on a prescription is important to have complete.  This avoids delays in processing.

  1. A diagnosis is needed.  Example:  plantar fasciitis
  2. A general Rx is ideal, but specific to the area being treated.  Example:  bilateral custom foot orthoses Example:  left custom knee brace.
  3. Be sure the prescription is signed, dated by your physician and has your physicians MSP number on it.

If you are not receiving reimbursement or third-party funding, it is still worthwhile obtaining an Rx as this ensures your orthotic or brace is tax exempt.