Are your varicose veins causing you pain and discomfort?
Are conservative measures not working to get rid of varicose veins?
If you answer YES to these questions, then your insurance plan may cover vein treatment.
Vein treatment is covered by insurance
Most insurance plans cover vein treatment if it’s medically necessary. Some insurance companies may require their patients to meet deductible pay or pay the copay before covering the treatment.
What does ‘medically necessary’ mean?
Some insurance companies require their clients to undergo six (6) weeks of conservative treatment before covering the interventional treatment. Examples of conservative treatment may include daily exercise, weight reduction, leg elevation, and compression stockings.
If patients still have symptoms (very little to no improvement at all) after doing the 6-week conservative treatment, then the interventional treatment is considered ‘medically necessary.’ Some symptoms that companies would look for include pain and edema that interferes with one’s daily living, inflammation, and clotting near the veins, and lower leg ulcers.
How about treatment for spider veins?
Although spider veins are often considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance, there are some patients with spider veins who have underlying signs of vein disease. If that is your case, your insurance may cover treatment for your spider veins.
Vein Treatment at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center
To determine the most suitable treatment for your diseased vein, our team at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville will assess your vein condition. We have an entire team of board-certified Vascular surgeons and a special Sclerotherapy nurse who will thoroughly examine your diseased veins and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for you. Our expert team will also lead you through the process so we can meet your insurance company’s requirements for coverage.
If you would like to request an appointment for a complimentary vein screening, call Premier Vascular and Vein Center at (865) 588-8229 or visit https://www.premierveinclinics.com/vein-screening/.