Foot Drop AFO Guide

Whether you are a patient, physician, O&P shop, or DME company, Thrive Orthopedics has a product and a solution for your carbon fiber AFO needs. Please read the appropriate guide below, and contact us if you need assistance. We are here to help!

For Patients

If you are patient with foot drop, you may be eligible to receive a light-weight, carbon fiber, ankle foot orthosis through your insurance provider. Please work with a healthcare professional & follow the steps below.

1.  Visit your podiatrist/physician to be assessed. Per Noridian guidelines, L1932 and L1951 ambulatory Carbon Fiber AFO's may be covered or partially covered for patient's that have conditions such as:

  • Foot Drop
  • Contracture of the foot or ankle
  • Primary osteoarthritis of the ankle or foot
  • Other specific derangements of the ankle or foot not elsewhere specified

2. If your podiatrist/physician deems a Carbon Fiber AFO to be medically necessary AND they have the appropriate insurance contracts to bill for the brace, they may take the following steps:

  • Document the medical necessity for the prescribed AFO in your chart with pertinent information including, but not limited to, duration of the patient’s condition, clinical course (worsening or improvement), prognosis, nature and extent of functional limitation, other therapeutic interventions and results, past experience with related items, etc.
  • Complete a prescription for the prescribed product(s).
  • Order the product to be shipped to their medical practice from Thrive or a vendor of their choosing:
  • Once your physician receives your AFO, they will likely schedule you to make an office visit to fit you with your prescribed brace and submit the appropriate claim to your insurance company!

For Healthcare Providers

With DMERC License:

If you are a healthcare professional with a DMERC license treating patients with foot drop or other associated conditions, you may order carbon fiber AFOs through our online store.

Use promo code EXTRA10 for 10% off your first order. Orders typically ship within 2-5 business days and we provide FREE SHIPPING on all orders! 

The list price for our carbon fiber L1951 and L1932 AFO's is $325.00. Per the latest Noridian fee schedule, the allowable for these HCPCS codes ranges between $728.16 and $1031.60, depending on your state. Reference the Noridian AFO documentation guidelines to ensure proper documentation and billing procedures. 

Ordering in Bulk?

If your practice is stocking or wishes to stock a large, monthly quantity of carbon fiber AFOs, use the following link to inquire about discounted pricing:

  Without DMERC License:

If you are a healthcare professional without a DMERC license treating patients with foot drop or other associated conditions, contact us today! We will work with you to find an orthopedic DME vendor that can supply carbon fiber AFOs for your drop foot patients!

For DME Companies

If your Orthopedic DME company would like to place an order for our carbon fiber, foot drop AFOs, please visit our online store

Use promo code EXTRA10 for 10% off your first order. Orders typically ship within 2-5 business days and we provide FREE SHIPPING on all orders! 

The list price for our carbon fiber L1951 and L1932 AFO's is $325.00. Per the latest Noridian fee schedule, the allowable for these HCPCS codes ranges between $728.16 and $1031.60, depending on your state. 

Ordering in Bulk?

If your orthopedic DME company is stocking or wishes to stock a large, monthly quantity of carbon fiber AFOs, use the following link to inquire about discounted pricing:

Contact us today if you have any questions at all.