Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Covered By My Health Insurance?


90% effective in reducing symptoms caused by fibroids, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) may be right for you – especially if want to avoid surgery.

Typically, our patients have an overnight stay in the hospital but are released the next morning. UFE is considered a 23-hour overnight outpatient procedure.

Most insurance companies cover UFE. It is considered a treatment for symptomatic fibroids and is not considered an experimental procedure.

Of course, before having any procedure, make sure you know what your financial responsibility will be. Check with your insurance provider to verify plans and benefit coverage. Depending on your plan, specific referrals or other preauthorization may be necessary.

Here are a few questions you should verify with your health insurance provider:

  • Is a referral (by a primary care physician) required for consultation with a radiologist?
  • Is your interventional radiologist considered in-network?
  • Is pre-certification required for UFE’s pre-procedural pelvic MRI?
  • Is pre-certification required for the UFE procedure?

Interventional Physicians of Indiana is here to help, and work with you, to submit your health insurance claim (primary and secondary) under the benefit coverage you specify. We participate with many medical groups to provide healthcare service to their HMO members and PPO healthcare plans.

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. (