Is varicose vein treatment covered by insurance?
Health insurance usually covers procedures considered “medically neccessary.” While many insurers will cover the cost of some treatment for symptomatic veins that fail to respond to compression therapy, most will not cover procedures which are primarily cosmetic. At Society Hill Vein Center, saphenous vein stripping and radiofrequency or laser ablation for painful veins have usually been covered, while office-based procedures for ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy generally are not .
Benefits and eligibility
The physicians and staff at Society Hill Vein Center will assist you ascertaining in advance as to what to expect in coverages and costs. We will make every effort to verify your coverage prior to your appointment, yet we cannot guarantee coverage of services by your insurance company. To determine your insurance benefits and eligibility we encourage you to contact your insurance carrier directly. Note that you are ultimately responsible for payment for all services that are not covered by your insurance plan.
Even though your insurance may not be shown on the list, you may call to see if we now accept it. It is very important for you to bring your current insurance card each visit and to inform us if there has been any change in your coverage or in your address.
Accepted insurance plans include:
- Advanta Freedom
- Aetna (HMO needs referals)
- Atlantic Care
- Allied Health Group
- BCBS New Jersey (HMO needs referals)
- Devon Health Services
- Elder Health
- Keystone Mercey Health Plan (HMO needs referals)
- Keystone HPE/AmeriHealth (HMO needs referals)
- Empire Medicare (NJ)
- Medicaid PA
- Met Life
- Oxford Health Care (HMO needs referals)
- Senior Partners (Health Partners needs referals)
- United Health Care
We do not accept HMO BLUE, Medicare BLUE, BCBS NJ Managed Care.