Insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment varies depending on your insurance provider and your specific policy. In general, most insurance providers separate vein treatments into two categories, Medically Necessary Procedures and Cosmetic Procedures.
Larger veins that are symptomatic (pain, aching, burning, itching and/or swelling along with additional criteria set by your insurance) are usually considered medically necessary and are covered by your insurance.
After documentation of venous insufficiency (the valves in your legs are not properly functioning), which is determined by an ultrasound, most insurance providers consider this in-office procedure to be medically necessary.
At the Center for Vein Restoration, we know that the insurance process can be very confusing. Our expert staff will submit your claim and acquire pre-certification for your procedure, when deemed necessary by your insurance provider. However, it is best to call your insurance company to find out the details of your policy.
Cosmetic procedures, however, are usually not covered by insurance. Treatments for small, non-symptomatic spider veins (sclero) are not considered medically necessary and, therefore, patients would have to pay out of pocket.