WHEN IS AN ULTRASOUND EVALUATION NECESSARY?
When you call to schedule a vein consultation, our staff member will ask if you have pain, heaviness, or other symptoms in your legs. If you do, you will most likely need an ultrasound evaluation to find the source of these problems.
In some cases, an ultrasound is not necessary. This is usually when the patient has not experienced these indicators of venous insufficiency, and is only bothered by the unsightly appearance of the veins, a condition commonly referred to as SPIDER VEINS. Spider veins require cosmetic treatment, which is not typically covered by INSURANCE because they are not considered problematic to ones health. However, varicose can be a result of a larger cardiovascular issue.
DOES HEALTH INSURANCE COVER AN ULTRASOUND EVALUATION?
Yes, insurance usually covers what they deem “medically necessary.” As discussed above, the presence of these signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency in the legs is often enough to qualify a patient for insurance coverage. However, it ultimately depends on the insurance company, and though we accept most PPOs and Medicare, coverage cannot be guaranteed without checking with your specific insurance plan. To speed this process along, we ask that you have your insurance card readily available while scheduling your appointment so that we can collect the necessary information in order to see if you will be covered for your visit.