With all of the changes going on in the insurance industry, it’s understandable when people are nervous. One of the most common questions we receive from our new patients is, “Will insurance cover my procedure?”
The short answer is “yes,” virtually all insurance companies cover varicose vein treatments because they understand that the condition can be serious, dramatically reducing one’s quality of life. In fact, some insurance companies have recently shortened the duration of their compression stocking requirement so patients may receive their treatment even earlier.
That’s really good news.
The not-so-good news is that we don’t know what major changes to the entire insurance industry may be coming down the road. To be safe, we always suggest that if you believe you may have a varicose vein issue—or some other venous health concern—it’s best to get an evaluation sooner rather than later. Not only will you be on your way to having more energy and less pain sooner, you know that your treatment will be covered.
In addition, because I am so active in the American College Of Phlebology (ACP)—including as a guest lecturer—our practice stays on top of leading-edge treatment options and the ever-changing insurance landscape. I am also involved in the ACP Research Committee which involves evaluating ongoing research to help improve the quality of care for our patients.
By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care