Are vein treatments covered by insurance? It depends. A lot of people opt to skip going to the doctor when dealing with a vein issue thinking their insurance company will not cover any treatment; they feel the out-of-pocket costs are more than they can afford. However, many vein treatments are covered. A vein treatment will be covered depending on the medical condition and the severity of that condition.
In short, varicose vein treatment is usually covered by insurance because it is considered a medical issue, while spider veins are generally not covered because they are seen as a cosmetic issue.
If you are experiencing painful symptoms and have large, protruding veins, there is a very good chance you are experiencing a venous insufficiency that is considered a serious medical condition. What symptoms does a person have to experience in order for vein treatments to be covered? Symptoms include: aching/pain in the legs, heaviness in the legs, tired legs, itching/burning over tributary veins, cramping of the veins, throbbing veins, restless legs, swollen legs, ankles, feet or toes.
Many insurance providers will require patients to try other methods of treatment before a surgical procedure, such as weight loss, elevation of the legs or compression therapy. If pain, swelling, cramps, bleeding, and ulcers do not calm down or go away, the insurance provider will likely approve the procedure.
Depending on your symptoms, history, and insurance, a vein specialist can determine what treatment is best for you. As the years go on, there are more vein treatments than ever to rid the body of diseased veins.
At his office in New Port Richey, Florida, Dr. Peter Mikhail uses the following treatments for varicose veins: compression therapy, endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, VenaSeal, and ClosureFast.
Don’t make assumptions about whether your venous insufficiency will be covered or not. Painful vein issues are a serious problem and need to be addressed. If you have venous issue concerns or are currently suffering from a potential vein disorder, it’s time to book an appointment with a vein specialist! Dr. Peter Mikhail is a vein specialist based in New Port Richey, Florida. He also treats patients in the Tampa and Clearwater areas. If you would like to book a consult, click here or call 727-312-4844.