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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that there are a lot of questions when making decisions regarding your healthcare. We are here to help you every step of the way. We encourage you to ask questions regarding your healthcare, insurance coverage, and anything else you want answers to. Here is a list of frequently asked questions, but if there is anything you still need answers to, please let us know.

Our podiatrist is board qualified in both forefoot and ankle surgery. We provide both surgical and non-surgical care. If you have an ailment below the knee, our podiatrist can get you on the path to recovery.

Referral needs are determined by your insurance carrier. In most cases we can treat without a referral, but exceptions are the responsibility of the patient. There is no referral necessary for any of our in-network insurance plans.

Montana Medicaid requires your passport provider to authorize treatment with a specialist. We will contact your passport provider to obtain authorization. Any out-of-network insurance policy holders should consider consulting with their insurance provider before receiving care.

Summit Podiatry participates in an ever-expanding insurance network. We are currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegiance (Including Cigna Plans), Pacific Source, United Healthcare, and we accept assignment from Medicare, Montana Medicaid, Tricare, the Veteran’s Administration (processed through TriWest), and Worker’s Compensation.

Not likely. We see a denial rate of 98% from commercial insurances, and custom orthotics are statutorily excluded from Medicare payment. Given this high denial rate, we require payment for orthotics up front.

$450.00. This is divided into two payments – half due when we scan for orthotics, and half due when you pick them up.

Warts are stubborn, and nobody understands that like Summit Podiatry. That is why Summit Podiatry has implemented a new treatment – Swift. Swift is a new microwave device used on warts. Unlike tissue-destructive wart treatment, Swift utilizes microwave energy to heat the tissue. This heat initiates an immune response which allows the body to detect and attack the virus responsible for warts. Swift has several successful clinical trials, and we are excited to offer this as a treatment as Summit Podiatry.

No. Swift is a proven technology, but it is not covered by insurance. Trials show it effective in as little as one treatment, but typically 3-4 treatments at one-month intervals is necessary. Please contact us to attain pricing information.