Insurance Coverage

Most insurance carriers, including Medicare, cover treatment for Varicose Veins when medically indicated. Medical indications for treatment include symptomatic venous insufficiency. Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • A history of thrombophlebitis (a painful clot in the saphenous vein, usually associated with travel – lengthy car or airplane rides)
  • Bleeding from a varicose vein
  • Ulcer formation

Venous insufficiency must also be documented by ultrasound – a painless examination performed in the office.

Most carriers also require a 3 month period of compression therapy with stockings prior to authorizing treatment. The cost of the compression stockings may be covered by your insurance carrier, but not all plans include them.

Treatment of spider veins is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance.

Carriers we accept:

  • MultiPlan Special
  • Medicare
  • Geisinger Health
  • Health America
  • Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare

If you don’t see your plan listed here, give us a call to make sure it has not been added recently or to talk about payment options.