Updated Footwear and Orthoses Request Form and Criteria now available

Published: 12 Apr 2021

In consultation with expert clinicians from Local Health Districts (LHDs), the Pedorthic Association of Australia and the Agency for Clinical Innovation, the funding criteria for Medical Grade Footwear and Lower Limb Orthoses as well as the Footwear (FW) & Orthoses Equipment Request Form (ERF) have been updated.

The main changes include:

  • The funding criteria for Medical Grade Footwear and Lower Limb Orthoses is easier to understand and reflects the recent NSW Health Assistive Technology Policy
  • The footwear categories (1-4) in the criteria have changed and are now clearer, making it easier to provide the required clinical reasoning
  • Evaluation forms are no longer required and prescribers are welcome to submit an amended request or send their feedback by email (where appropriate)
  • The ERF has been updated to reflect the new criteria and is now in an editable format. To minimise data entry error, we prefer to receive the form as an electronically edited version if possible, instead of handwritten forms.

Please take some time to read the updated documents to understand the changes and talk to our team if you have any questions.

When required, please access the updated documents directly from the EnableNSW website, ensuring all locally saved documents are deleted.

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