Is Varicose Vein Treatment Covered By Insurance?

Some medical conditions are not covered under health insurance plans. For example, cosmetic procedures like plastic surgery, cosmetic treatment, and implants or not covered under health insurance plans.
So, you might question if insurance covers varicose vein treatment because, in some cases, varicose vein treatments are considered cosmetic treatments.Fortunately, your insurance covers varicose vein treatment, but there are other important considerations to know. Keep reading to delve deeper into this topic.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that commonly appear in the legs and feet. They occur when the valves in the veins weaken or are damaged, leading to blood pooling and the veins becoming swollen and twisted. Varicose veins can cause symptoms like pain, heaviness, and swelling in the legs. They are more prevalent in women than men, with about 23% of adults affected by varicose veins globally. Risk factors include genetics, age, obesity, and prolonged standing or sitting. Treatment options range from lifestyle changes to medical procedures, depending on the severity of the condition.

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem and if one suffers from these findings it’s best to be evaluated fully by a board-certified vascular surgeon who specializes in vein care.

Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

Yes, Your insurance will cover Varicose Vein treatment.

To get varicose veins treatment covered by insurance, the patient has to justify that the treatment is medically necessary.

Your insurance will probably cover any treatment that is medically needed.

Understanding Varicose Veins as a Medical Condition

Many people – including, unfortunately, some insurance companies consider varicose vein surgery a “cosmetic” procedure, and thus a form of “elective” surgery or treatment. This belief is based on a lack of information because the vein disease that causes varicose veins is very much a real disease and one that has serious consequences if it is not treated. This disease – chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI – not only impairs your circulatory system, it causes enough damage to your immune system to greatly increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

This is why the Hawaii vein specialists who work in the best Vein treatment centers give every patient a thorough physical examination – it is to determine not only the status of their vein health but the status of their overall health.

How to get insurance to pay for varicose vein removal

Although the decision as to whether varicose vein treatment is fully covered by insurance depends on the individual patient’s case and the individual insurer, if your varicose vein doctors find evidence of CVI (or an even more dangerous disease called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT), there is an excellent chance that your insurance carrier will cover your treatment.

The reason insurance companies will do this is that removing veins damaged by vein disease improves the health of your circulatory system, and thus improves your overall health while reducing the risks of more serious (and, for an insurer, more expensive to treat) diseases. If early treatment of varicose veins is presented as preventative, and thus a way to avoid even greater expenses in the future, your health insurance company may very well pay for varicose vein removal.

Conclusion

As we suggested earlier, this is general information, and may not apply in every case because every health insurance company and every patient’s case is different. 

Does insurance cover varicose veins? You should work closely with your insurance company representative representatives to determine their specific policies about varicose vein treatment in Hawaii. Dr. Randall S. Juleff and his staff will be happy to help you with this process, to help you get the care you need. Give us a call today.

Call our clinic for Assistance

At Vein Clinics of Hawaii, our staff is used to working with insurance companies to help our patients receive the best possible care while incurring the least personal cost.

Fortunately, whoever pays for treatment, won’t miss work to receive it. 

One thing to factor into your calculations when dealing with your insurance company is whether the proposed treatment is going to require you to take time off from work (and thus lost income) to either have the procedure or recover from it. 

Fortunately, the modern, minimally-invasive techniques used for varicose vein removal are so gentle and painless that they don’t require you to go to a hospital, and don’t require any time to “recover from.” You can have your varicose veins removed on your lunch hour, and then return to work the same day. This eliminates costs that require overnight or longer hospital stays.

 

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