Are you one of the many people who have avoided treatment of varicose veins or spider veins because you believe they are not covered by health insurance because they are a cosmetic condition? In many cases, this is a misconception. If you’ve put this procedure off because you’re concerned about cost, then read on…
Bad News and Good News.
The bad news is that people with varicose veins and/or spider veins can suffer from significant symptoms and the potential for serious complications.
The good news is that when performed for medical reasons, varicose vein and spider vein treatment is covered by health insurance. The following is a quick questionnaire to help you determine if you may qualify for insurance coverage.
Do you experience:
– Swelling in the lower legs, ankles and feet?
– Persistent pain or a heavy feeling in the lower legs?
– Development of open sores around the ankle?
– Skin changes such as thickening and discoloration?
– Leg cramping or restless leg syndrome?
Medical attention should be sought whenever these symptoms are present.
We are in-network with a number of health insurance providers and accept Medicare and Medicaid. You can find a general list of the insurance providers we work with here. (http://www.veincenterofindiana.com/insurance/)
Of course, before having any procedure, make sure you know what your financial responsibility will be. Check with your insurance provider to verify plan an benefit coverage. Depending on your plan, specific referrals or other preauthorization may be necessary.