Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

You have had it with the bulging varicose veins, the heaviness throughout the day, the leg pain at the end of your shift, and the restlessness once you get to bed. It is time to have these veins treated. The first question many people would ask is – Does my health insurance cover varicose vein treatment? Fortunately, most insurance companies cover varicose vein treatment in Utah, but there are a few requirements before they will authorize treatment.

Many insurance companies are now requiring patients to have tried “conservative measures” before varicose vein treatment is authorized. This could mean wearing compression stockings anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. They may also want you to have tried non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. If you are unable to take NSAIDs, having tried a pain reliever like Tylenol can help authorization.

Below is a list of requirements for some of the insurance companies we accept. If you do not see your insurance on this list, give us a call to verify coverage. We are contracted with most insurance companies.

Insurances will only cover treatment of symptomatic varicose veins. Symptoms include: pain, leg heaviness, tired legs, swelling, discoloration, ulceration, and bleeding veins.

Aetna

Pre-authorization requirements:

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

Blue Cross Blue Shield

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

DMBA

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

EMI Health

EMI reserves the right to require compression stocking trial upon receipt of clinical information

Patient will need to complete a questionnaire from EMI Health before authorization

Medicare

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

PEHP

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Ibuprofen or other NSAID trial

Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy are a 50/50 benefit

Select Health

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

Prescription strength Ibuprofen trial

Tricare

20-30mmHg compression stockings for 3 months prior to treatment

United Health Care

Vein measurement requirements for EVTA treatment

 

Insurance requirements for Utah varicose vein treatment are always subject to change. Our insurance specialist stays up to date with the latest requirements and policies so when you visit our office you know exactly what to expect from your insurance coverage. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage of varicose vein treatment, give us a call (801) 379.6700, we would be happy to answer them.

Special Pricing on Spider Vein Treatment!

In celebration of the month of love, IVC is offering special pricing on the cosmetic treatment of spider veins! Buy a gift certificate for that special someone in your life, or treat yourself!

Our expert spider vein nurse will evaluate your legs and give you realistic expectations for your treatment. Then she will treat your spider veins using the most effective spider vein treatment available. The treatment of spider veins is called cosmetic sclerotherapy. Using a very small needle, she injects a solution that causes the veins to scar and close.  During your half hour treatment session, she will inject all problem areas that you identify.

Pricing

$200 for a half hour treatment session, mention our February pricing and receive 20% off! This pricing is valid until the end of the month, so schedule today!

 

Whether you suffer from unsightly spider veins or painful varicose veins, the physicians and nurses at IVC have been providing expert, Utah varicose vein treatment for over 10 years!