Myth: Varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue. FACT: Varicose veins, if not medically treated, can progress to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). In addition to causing leg pain and swelling, this can result in leg restlessness, skin damage and even ulcers. Myth: Vein treatments are extremely painful. FACT: There are minimally-invasive treatment options […]Read more "How Much Do You Know About Varicose Veins?"
Healthy veins are essential to living well. Four out of ten adults in the United States suffer from venous disorders. If you are one of them, you should know there are virtually pain-free treatments available. Now is the ideal time to contact a vein specialist for treatment of unsightly varicose veins, facial veins and spider veins in the legs. Why […]Read more "Be Ready for Every Season with Strong, Healthy Legs!"
What is vein disease? Healthy veins have valves which open and close to assist the return of blood to the heart. Venous disease occurs if these valves become damaged, allowing the backward flow of blood in the legs. When blood cannot be properly returned through the vein, it can pool in the legs, leading to a […]Read more "Healthy Veins Are Essential to Living Well"
What is vein disease? Healthy veins have valves which open and close to assist the return of blood to the heart. Venous disease occurs if these valves become damaged, allowing the backward flow of blood in the legs. When blood cannot be properly returned through the vein, it can pool in the legs, leading to […]Read more "Good Vein Care is a Family Affair"
By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Many people today choose to use homeopathic remedies rather than prescription medications or surgical procedures. When a vein has already become diseased, there is no way to reverse the damage already done. The only effective treatments would be those treatments that permanently destroy the vein. There are some supplements […]Read more "Alternative Therapies for Varicose Veins"
By Jill Buterbaugh CRNP and Carle Garland, Billing Specialist What is the difference between varicose veins that insurance covers and cosmetic veins that insurance will not pay for? Venous insufficiency is a medical disease that causes varicose veins to develop. Varicose veins by definition are veins that have become dilated more than 5 mm. Once the […]Read more "Will insurance pay for my varicose vein treatment???"
Each insurance company has guidelines that must be met in order for them to consider varicose vein procedures as meeting “Medical Necessity”. Medical Necessity is also referred to as having the procedures authorized or approved for payment. Some of those policy guidelines specify that the patient must have tried rest, elevating the legs, and wearing medical grade […]Read more "What are the Insurance Policy Guidelines?"