We accept the following major insurance types and most insurance carriers with out-of-network benefits:
Accepted Insurance Plans:
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Health Net
- Tricare For Life
- Tricare Standard
- United Healthcare
What Does Insurance Pay For:
Physician consultations and diagnostic ultrasound examinations are covered benefits with most insurance types. Vein procedures are covered if they are considered as medically necessary. Most insurance types require preauthorization of vein procedures. We have a preauthorization department that will submit a request for coverage of vein procedures if the requirement of medical necessity is met:
Medical necessity requirements varies by the individual policy, but in general the varicose veins or venous disease must cause symptoms that interfere with one’s ability to work or with daily activities or have caused complications such as phlebitis, ulceration or skin changes.
In most cases, insurance companies require that conservative measures have been tried for several weeks. Conservative measures include compression stockings, leg elevation, exercise, weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight, NSAIDS or other medication and hot/cold packs. Many insurance types REQUIRE 6 to 12 weeks of wearing medical grade compression stockings prior to being approved for treatment. For example, Medicare requires that an individual has worn medical grade compression stockings for 6 weeks to be eligible for varicose vein treatment.
The medical compression stocking/ sock use must be documented. Prior to your appointment, it is helpful to start wearing compression stockings. Get a prescription from your primary care provider or keep a receipt from purchase. Bring them with you to show the doctor at your first visit. Otherwise, compression stockings are available at our facility and you may be required to start a trial of supervised compression management. Over the counter compression is not accepted.
Treatment for spider veins is considered a cosmetic procedure by all insurance companies. As a result, we do not bill insurance for spider vein treatments and require payment at the time of service.
If we are contracted with your insurance company, you will be responsible for co-payments at office visits. If you have a large deductible, you may be responsible to pay a portion of the treatment fee at the time of service. All financial arrangements will be discussed with you prior to your scheduled procedure.
Cost & Payment Options
We accept all major credit cards, cash, check, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Cash pricing is available for all procedures.