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If you’ve been thinking about vein treatment but you’re worried about costs, you might be surprised to learn that it’s actually quite affordable, and often covered by insurance.

 

Insurance Terms Defined

 

Is Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?

The answer to this depends on your individual insurance policy. However, most insurance companies will cover vein treatment when it is medically necessary, and meets your plans requirements, as opposed to cosmetic. Vein treatment is medically necessary if you have venous disease and are experiencing symptoms. A procedure is considered cosmetic if you do not have venous disease or symptoms, and is generally not covered by insurance. However, you may still be able to use HSA or FSA money toward these procedures. Check what’s covered in your specific plan.

 

Vein Treatment Options

Many insurance companies require a patient to try a more conservative treatment first, for example, compression stockings. We’ll help you check with your insurance provider to see if this is a requirement. If the compression stockings do not solve the problem, insurance will often authorize another procedure, like venous ablation or sclerotherapy.

 

Schedule a Consultation

If you have varicose or spider veins, it’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our Interventional Radiology experts to determine if you have venous disease and what treatment would be best for you. Our team will help you understand your insurance coverage. Call us at 763-398-8710 to schedule your consultation today.

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