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Vitality Private Medical Insurance

The Foot and Ankle Centre work with a number of major private medical insurance companies including Vitality. All of our HCPC Podiatrists are covered by Vitality Podiatry.

What you need to know:
• While The Foot and Ankle Centre is happy to accept self-referrals, your insurance provider may require a GP/Consultant referral prior to attending through Vitality. To find out, call Vitality on 0345 602 3523.
• The Foot and Ankle Centre will bill your insurance company for each consultation. It is your responsibility to inform Vitality prior to each consultation and ensure that the appointment and / or treatment is pre authorised. Failure to provide pre authorised treatments may result in unexpected invoices sent to you.
• Contact Vitality if you have any doubt regarding your policy coverage prior to attending. The Foot and Ankle Centre cannot speak to your insurance company on your behalf.
• If Vitality fail to cover your consultation fees, The Foot and Ankle Centre will send you an invoice to self-fund.
• The Foot and Ankle Centre is a recognised facility for Vitality. We strongly recommend that you request all of our podiatrists be included on your authorisation code.

Things not covered
• Unfortunately, Vitality do not cover dressings, medication or medical devices such as orthotics and splints. Your Podiatrist can discuss if self-pay fees apply. 3D Gait Analysis or MSK Analysis appointments are not generally covered by Vitality.

Procedure codes:

Initial consultation
No code required – Pre-authorisation only

Follow-up consultation
No code required – Pre-authorisation only

Shockwave therapy per consultation
Per appointment patients will need to pre-authorise the following:
T5780 for plantar fasciitis / T7250 for achilles tendinopathy

Non-image guided injection therapy
Per injection patients will need to pre-authorise the following:
W9040

Ultrasound guided steroid injection therapy
Per injection patients will need to pre-authorise the following:
W9030

MSK Analysis
Not covered by VITALITY benefits (self-funded only)

3D Gait Analysis
Not covered by VITALITY benefits (self-funded only)

Dressings / medications / splints and orthoses (medical insoles)
Not covered by VITALITY benefits (self-funded only)

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