At Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville, we hear all too often from patients that they delayed treatment of their varicose veins for way too long because they feared both the procedure and the cost. However, time after time we hear from these same patients about how if they’d known sooner how easy the treatment and billing process could be they would have sought help sooner and not prolonged their suffering. The following information may help you, too, to decide to no longer delay treatment for your painful varicose vein symptoms.
You don’t need a referral, which saves time and money.
Today’s advanced treatment options for varicose veins are minimally invasive, in office procedures that require no anesthesia and reduced no down time. Because of that you do not need a referral to make an appointment, so you can directly initiate the treatment process with your vein specialist of choice.
Health insurance covers most varicose vein procedures.
Many patients are reluctant to seek help for their varicose veins because they assume varicose veins are a cosmetic problem, so their health insurance plan won’t pay for treatment. While it’s true that most health plans won’t pay for treatment of cosmetic spider veins, most will authorize treatment of varicose veins if it’s deemed a medical necessity. If you have painful, swollen ropey, bulging veins in your legs, you most likely qualify for a venous insufficiency condition, which meets the criteria for medical necessity for most insurance plans.
The best vein clinics will assist you with your insurance company to get the best coverage.
Health insurance plans are often complicated and confusing for many patients, but the right vein clinic will communicate with your insurance carrier to achieve the best coverage of your treatment for varicose veins. For example, Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville has staff members dedicated to working with your insurance company so that you can understand the details of your plan and receive optimal coverage, which ultimately saves you money. While you’ll still be responsible for out of pocket expenses such as a deductible not met, your vein clinic will help you find the best possible coverage for your procedure.
If you are suffering from pain or swelling in your legs, don’t let your fear of varicose vein procedures or cost prevent you from taking action to alleviate your discomfort. Call the local vein experts — Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville today at 865-588-8229, or Schedule a consultation online.