When medically necessary, varicose vein treatment is covered by many insurance companies. Medical necessity for varicose vein treatment is typically defined as:
- Pain, swelling, leg cramps, ulcers, bleeding from varicosities, or anything that impacts the patient’s daily life (ability to work, exercise, act as caregiver, etc)
- Presence of reflux on ultrasound scan
A patient who exhibits symptoms of venous reflux disease typically must satisfy these other criteria before he or she can get coverage. Most carriers require a period (3-6 months) of conservative therapy (compression, elevation of legs, possibly weight loss) before providing coverage. Dr. Kabnick’s office is happy to work with you to ensure the correct measures are taken to secure coverage for your procedure.
Spider vein removal for cosmetic reasons is not generally covered by insurance. Patients should check with their insurance company to determine which treatment options are covered under their plans.
We accept most major insurance and Medicare.