Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?
Varicose veins are bulging and twisted veins that typically appear on the legs and are often the result of damaged valves that allow the blood to travel in the wrong direction. If you are embarrassed by your bulging varicose veins or are tired of the uncomfortable symptoms they cause, you may be a good candidate for varicose vein treatment.
Dr. Craig Schwartz at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz has performed over 12,000 vein treatment procedures helping patients eliminate their varicose veins, improve their health, and restore their confidence. Recently, some patients have asked us whether insurance will cover varicose vein treatment. Keep reading to find out.
When is Varicose Vein Treatment a Medical Necessity?
While many seek varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons, varicose veins are often a visible symptom of a deeper medical issue in your venous system called venous reflux. If your varicose veins lead to symptoms such as swelling, pain or heaviness, leg cramps, burning sensations, itching, ulcers, bleeding, and/or blood clots, your varicose vein treatment may be considered a medical necessity and covered by your insurance.
How Our Office Staff Can Help
Our office staff is committed to helping patients maximize their insurance coverage for vein treatment. We will work with you and your insurance provider to determine your insurance coverage for your procedure and the amount you will owe towards your deductible. You can count on our office staff to guide you through the entire insurance process and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Insurance Plans We Accept
Premier Vein & Body is pleased to accept a variety of insurance plans from patients who hope to undergo a varicose vein treatment. These plans include:
- Blue Cross
- Freedom Network Select
- Preferred Physicians Network
- United Healthcare
Please note that if you have a PPO policy, you may still be able to obtain insurance coverage for a varicose vein treatment, even if it is out of our network.
Take the Next Step
Varicose veins will not improve on their own or with conservative treatment, and will only get worse! Schedule a free vein screening at Premier Vein and Body by Schwartz, Kansas City’s “Original Vein Center” with Dr. Craig Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz will determine whether you’re a good candidate for varicose vein treatment, and our staff with work with your insurance provider to determine your eligibility and coverage for treatment! Call us at (913) 270-1915 or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Premier Vein & Body is located in Leawood, KS and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County and the entire Kansas City metro area.
* Initial free vein screening will include a visual evaluation and subsequent discussion with Dr. Schwartz. However, if patient presents with symptoms of vein disease (not just spider veins), a diagnostic test, such as a venous ultrasound/duplex examination, that is considered medically necessary per the physician’s determination, will be billed as a separate charge, and $450 will be billed to your insurance provider. Pending your carrier’s response, you may be ultimately responsible for some portion or ALL of this charge, which may include deductibles, co-insurance and/or co-pays. If your insurance company denies this charge, your patient responsibility portion may be partially discounted if you proceed with vein disease treatment through our office.
** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician.