Does My Insurance Cover Vein Treatment?

IMG 0869 2 If you are unhappy with the unsightly appearance of spider veins or varicose veins, you’re probably ready for a solution. While spider veins tend to be just a cosmetic flaw, varicose veins cause an array of uncomfortable symptoms. At Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we work on an individualized basis to find a solution that works for you.

Our practice includes an insurance coordinator who will verify your insurance coverage and help you determine whether any portion of your vein treatment will be paid by the policy. Each insurer has their own criteria for making a determination. Generally speaking, most insurance policies cover only those procedures that they deem partially or completely medically necessary.

In reviewing a varicose vein claim, they may look at the following factors:

  • Your symptoms
  • Whether a doctor has diagnosed an underlying venous condition
  • Medical records and doctors’ recommendations

Varicose veins that indicate venous insufficiency are associated with symptoms that adversely affect your quality of life. You may experience swelling, pain, leg cramps, and a sensation of heaviness in your legs. These symptoms are certainly not cosmetic, even if the unsightly bulging veins are. But ultimately it is up to the insurer to make a determination of coverage.

They may require that you first pursue more conservative treatments before opting for a surgical procedure or sclerotherapy. Such interventions would include compression stockings and medication, or a weight loss plan.

Is Your Vein Treatment Medically Necessary?

While we can discuss this overall topic as part of your diagnosis and consultation, it is ultimately the insurance company who will decide. We can provide all documentation they request, including any ultrasounds or imaging we perform of the legs. We know just how life-changing varicose vein treatment can be, and we want each person who visits us to be able to access the right treatments. We are here to provide clear, straightforward information about the estimated cost and your payment options.

Learn More About Varicose Vein Treatment

Our experienced team in Waldorf, Maryland, is ready to help you find a solution to varicose veins, and our patient coordinators will discuss costs and payment options with you. To learn more, or to arrange a consultation, please call Metropolitan Vascular Institute at 301-374-8540.

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