Reimbursement and Medical Leave for Plantar Fasciitis
Reimbursement and medical leave for plantar fasciitis; Dr. Julien Lopez guides you through your recovery. Indeed, rest is crucial for the healing of your plantar fascia.
As the origin of weight-bearing support, maintaining the shape of the foot during every foot and body movement, the plantar fascia is a crucial fibrous membrane for daily mobility. Inflammation of the plantar fascia, known as plantar fasciitis, requires surgical treatment when it causes daily pain and debilitating discomfort that hasn't been relieved by proper medical treatment for over three months.
Following the surgical procedure, rest is essential for a full recovery. If you don't allow enough time for your plantar fascia to heal, the discomfort and pain you feel every time you move your foot, walk, or engage in sports activities will only worsen.
The surgical procedure for this orthopedic condition involves either "combing" or "releasing" (section or aponevrotomy) the calcaneus, depending on the stage of plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Julien Lopez, a specialist in percutaneous surgery, provides more information on the applied fees, reimbursements, and the duration of work leave. Plantar fasciitis and postoperative rest are crucial to limit the risk of recurrence of this condition.
Plantar Fasciitis: Work Leave and Reimbursement
Following the surgical intervention for plantar fasciitis, work leave is necessary. It is prescribed by the specialist during the planning of the surgical procedure. You will also be informed of contraindications, prohibitions, and recommendations governing your daily activities.
The fees applied by specialists and the possible reimbursements depend primarily on the surgeon's convention sector and the nature of the surgical procedure performed.
The price of consultations with a healthcare specialist varies depending on the stage of your treatment journey. Their reimbursement depends on the convention sector of CPAM, the Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie (Primary Health Insurance Fund), to which the specialist belongs.
Healthcare professionals in Convention Sector 1 apply a consultation price imposed by Social Security. In this regard, appointment costs are reimbursed 100% by CPAM.
Doctors and specialists in Convention Sector 2, like Dr. Julien Lopez, can charge additional fees on top of the rates set by Social Security. Regulated by the same organization, a quote must be sent to your health insurance provider to determine whether you will be reimbursed in full or in part based on your contract.
Specialists in Convention Sector 3 have greater freedom in setting the amounts of their fee overages. We recommend that you inquire in advance about the reimbursements you can expect from your health insurance.
Dr. Julien Lopez is in Convention Sector 2. The fees associated with his consultations are as follows:
- Initial consultation with the specialist: €85-€90
- Follow-up surgical consultation or teleconsultation: €60-€70
Dr. Julien Lopez accepts the Carte Vitale (health insurance card) and payments by credit card, bank transfer, or cash. The quote containing fee overages is sent directly to the health insurance provider by the patient. You should then transmit the health insurance's response to the secretary to determine the remaining out-of-pocket cost. The average out-of-pocket cost for plantar fasciitis surgery is around €300.
During consultations, the surgeon provides recommendations, contraindications, and suggestions.
Work leave for plantar fasciitis is one of the prescriptions issued by the specialist to allow your plantar fascia to heal.
Surgery of the plantar fascia requires immobilization of the ankle for an average of 3 weeks in an orthopedic boot. During this period, partial weight-bearing on the foot is allowed, but full weight-bearing with the entire body weight is prohibited. After the removal of the boot, rehabilitation sessions are scheduled. Sports and driving are rarely considered before the end of the 6th week.
Salary compensations received during this period will depend on your position, status, your company's collective bargaining agreement, your seniority, and your salary. Depending on these factors, CPAM calculates the percentage of your salary you can expect to receive during your work leave.
You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Julien Lopez online on Doctolib or by phone by contacting the secretary. Depending on your condition and the type of treatment envisaged, he can provide information on the fees and possible reimbursements.