Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatment?

Many patients are reluctant to see a doctor for their varicose veins because they assume varicose veins are a “cosmetic” problem, so their health insurance plan won’t pay for treatment. While most health plans won’t pay for treatment of spider veins, they will authorize treatment of varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiencies if “medical necessity” is demonstrated.

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Frequently Asked Questions | Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common circulatory disorder affecting 25% of all adults, and 50% of people age 50 and older, in the U.S. alone. Despite their prevalence, many patients still have questions about varicose veins and their causes,and most sufferers have little understanding of their condition or treatment options.

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What is a Vein Specialist?

It seems everyone from primary care doctors to vascular surgeons, and medical professionals from many backgrounds now promote the treatment of varicose veins. Varicose or spider veins represent a chronic medical condition that progresses if left untreated.

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