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Are varicose veins covered by insurance?

myth vs fact varicose veinsVaricose vein treatments can be covered by insurance if the symptoms interfere with normal daily activities (including exercise). Treatments for severe vein disease (skin ulcers and/or bleeding) are almost always covered by insurance.

There are (3) main requirements for insurance coverage of laser treatments and/or sclerotherapy:
1. Physician documentation of symptoms and physical findings
2. Ultrasound exam confirming the presence of vein disease (valve dysfunction)
3. A 90 day trial of medical grade compression stocking use with no relief of symptoms (doctor’s note or receipt of compression stocking purchase)