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September 2011 Newsletter

Focus On You

September marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year. Have you been putting off a visit with your doctor to discuss your bulging, throbbing veins? With the kids back in school, take the time to focus on your health! Schedule a vein screening and learn about available treatment options such as endovenous laser treatment with the VenaCure EVLT system. Those veins may be unsightly, but more importantly, they can be an indication of more serious medical problems. Locate a vein specialist in your area today.

Is The VenaCure EVLT Procedure Cover By Insurance?

The VenaCure EVLT procedure for varicose veins is often covered when performed for medical reasons. For varicose veins to qualify as a medical reason, patients must demonstrate symptomatic venous reflux disease that may include the following:

  • Pain, swelling, leg cramps, ulcers, bleeding from varicosities
  • Presence of reflux on ultrasound scan

Typically carriers require a period (3-6 months) of conservative therapy (compression, elevation of legs, possibly weight loss) before providing coverage for the VenaCure EVLT procedure.

For more information, visit the insurance coverage section of our website. Always check with your insurance company to determine which treatment options are covered under your plan. Don’t forget to use your FSA’s for co-payments or to cover procedures not covered through your health insurance.