Insurance Coverage

 

The vast majority of insurance companies—both commercial (private) insurers like Premera, Cigna, etc… and government insurers (Medicare, TriCare, Medicaid)—cover the evaluation, diagnostic ultrasound, minor surgical treatments including laser (EVLT—Endovenous Laser Treatment), and necessary follow-up visits. This is based on the understanding that venous insufficiency/varicose vein disease is the result of a significant derangement of the circulatory system of the leg, resulting in pain, swelling and other symptoms and is therefore a true medical problem and not merely cosmetic. It is covered like any other medical condition and is subject to any plan deductible, co-pay, and co-insurance. Pre-authorization is required by most commercial insurance plans prior to performing any procedures. Our staff will take care of all the necessary paperwork and calls to your insurance plan.

Spider vein treatments, on the other hand, are considered cosmetic by all insurance plans and are not covered by any of them. FLEX spending accounts and pre-tax HSA (Health Savings Account) money may be used to treat spider veins in most cases. We also accept credit cards, debit cards, and personal in-state checks but do not offer payment plans for cosmetic procedures.

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