Updated Footwear and Orthoses Request Form and Criteria now availablePublished: 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.