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Everything You Need to Know About Paying for Vein Treatment
“How much will it cost?” is one of the most common questions we hear from our patients. It’s a smart question, but one that’s a challenge to answer. That’s because the answer depends on several variables such as your insurance benefits and your individual treatment plan. No need to worry though. We have a team and a process in place, so you can walk away feeling confident that the procedure won’t break the bank.
Here are a few points that are important to know about the cost of Vein Treatment:
Most vein treatments are covered by health insurance. Vein disease is recognized by all insurance companies as a chronic medical condition and is usually a covered medical benefit if sufficient signs and symptoms are present.
VEINatlanta is in-network with most major insurance companies. We’ll submit your treatment plan to your insurance carrier for pre-authorization before treatment begins. There’s no second guessing and no surprises.
Depending on your insurance plan, your new patient visit, and ultrasound exam are subject to your specialty co-pay, co-insurance, and your deductible. These expenses are usually listed on the front of your card and are due at the time of service.
Your out-of-pocket cost depends on your insurance plan, and the number and type of procedures you need. For instance, insurance carriers may or may not cover sclerotherapy, a common procedure we use to treat spider and varicose veins. It depends on the carrier and whether the treatment is for medical or cosmetic reasons.
Once we get the authorization and benefits information from your insurance company, we’ll calculate you’re estimated out-of-pocket expenses and send you this information in a letter. Again, no surprises. We want you to make an informed decision and give you time to prepare your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Our team makes it simple to get financing to cover treatments.
We offer 0% 12-month financing for out-of-pocket expenses.
For those that do not have insurance, we offer discounted self-pay rates.
Between reduced rates and in-house financing, we do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need.
The average time for insurance to approve your procedure is 30 days.
Your insurance carrier may take up to 30 days to determine if your procedures are approved. Once they are approved you will receive a letter and a phone call from us. You can then call us and schedule your procedures. Procedure appointments are then scheduled within 3-4 weeks. So, you can get back to loving your legs again quickly!
VEINatlanta has a full-time insurance authorization team to serve you.
Our patient advocates work with you and your insurance plan, verify your benefits, calculate estimates out of pocket expenses, answer any questions you have and assist you in scheduling you treatments.
We understand how important it is for you to know your financial responsibility in advance. No one wants to go into a procedure without being sure that insurance will pay its part. We want you to feel relaxed on procedure day, not stressed over the possibility of insurance issues later on.
Because patient care is so important to us, we pride ourselves in knowing what insurance companies need. They appreciate our clinical notes and our ultrasound reports. Plus, we openly communicate with them to explain any changes. We never want them to think we’re trying to sneak past their requirements.
Still have questions? Contact our insurance authorization team by calling 404-720-8080.