The end of the year inevitably brings a lot of questions regarding insurance coverage and varicose vein treatment. Our insurance specialist Janelle Watson explain a few insurance-related terms in this helpful video.
We are often asked about insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment, especially as the end of the year is upon us. As of now, we accept United Healthcare (Dr. Rivard), Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna (Dr. Kanehann). Our insurance specialist, Janelle Watson, explains the approval process in the video below. At Illinois Vein Specialists, we know that varicose vein treatment is a medical procedure and work with our patients to ensure they get the most coverage from their provider as possible.
We are pleased to announce that as of August 1st 2017, Illinois Vein Specialists will start accepting United Healthcare insurance. We have joined their network and thus are approved by United Healthcare to treat patients within their network for varicose vein disease - performing procedures such as endovenous laser therapy.
A lot of patients who come into Illinois Vein Specialists to receive vein treatment think they will be able to get treatment immediately or very quickly from their first consultation. The benefits of treatment is that it is a medical procedure and is covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies require wearing a compression hose for 6 weeks to 3 months (depending on the insurance company) prior to receiving treatment.