If you are worried about the cost of vein surgery, you’ll be surprised to know how much insurance will cover! Many varicose vein treatment procedures may be covered when deemed “medically necessary.”
There are two categories under which vein treatments may fall, these are cosmetic and medically necessary procedures. Cosmetic procedures will not be covered by insurance companies. Insurance companies criteria for whether vein treatment is “medically necessary” may include one or more of the following:
- Limiting: Your vein problems limit your day-to-day activities.
- Complications: Complications such as vein swelling (thrombophlebitis), ruptured or bleeding veins, leg swelling and leg ulceration make it more likely an insurance company will consider treatment medically necessary.
- Pain: You must be experiencing pain as a result of your vein disorder.
- Failure of conservative therapy: Other methods of treatment, such as the use of compression hose, have failed to provide adequate relief after a specified period of time.
A thorough exam in office by one of our physicians will help determine if your condition will be covered by insurance.