For varicose vein-related visits, the initial office consultation and venous ultrasound are typically covered by insurance carriers.
Insurance coverage for treating venous insufficiency varies depending on your insurance and their specific coverage policies. Most insurance plans separate vein treatment into two categories: medically necessary and cosmetic. Medically necessary means you have at least one symptom like aching, heaviness, tiredness, cramping, restlessness, or swelling in your legs that interfere with your normal activities and have vein disease. Most insurance companies will cover the treatment based on your co-pay and deductible, which we will discuss with you in our office. However, if your vein issues are cosmetic, insurance does not cover your treatment and we will discuss payment options with you.
The day of your initial consultation, Dr. Cunningham will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. After verifying your coverage and benefits, we will provide you with a written detailed cost estimate. Should the treatment plan be considered “medically necessary”, Trident Vein Center will submit a pre-determination letter along with your medical records to your insurance carrier for prior authorization.
Trident Vein Center accepts all major credit cards, checks and Care Credit. We also offer several options for self-pay discounts.