Do I need a general practitioner referral to have Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 4 years ago

I'd like to have the treatment for my varicose veins. Will I need a referral? Will insurance cover the treatment if my GP isn't involved?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS


4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Depends upon your insurance plan ask your primary MD or your ins. Co. for details.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Depends upon your insurance plan ask your primary MD or your ins. Co. for details.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

I can't answer that question because it solely depends on your insurance. Managed care is typically run through a PCP. HMOs are examples. Other insurers, including Medicare, do not typically require a referral. That question needs to be directed to your insurance carrier.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

I can't answer that question because it solely depends on your insurance. Managed care is typically run through a PCP. HMOs are examples. Other insurers, including Medicare, do not typically require a referral. That question needs to be directed to your insurance carrier.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Contact your insurance company about the referral but the treatment should be covered.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Contact your insurance company about the referral but the treatment should be covered.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

The answer depends on you insurance. If you have an HMO you most probably need a referral from your GP. If you have a PPO plan most probably you don't.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The answer depends on you insurance. If you have an HMO you most probably need a referral from your GP. If you have a PPO plan most probably you don't.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

This depends on your insurance carrier. Check with them to see if you need a referral before consulting with a vein specialists.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

This depends on your insurance carrier. Check with them to see if you need a referral before consulting with a vein specialists.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Most insurances cover treatment. As for if you need a referral, that depends on your insurance. Some require a referral others do not. I would recommend calling your insurance carrier.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Most insurances cover treatment. As for if you need a referral, that depends on your insurance. Some require a referral others do not. I would recommend calling your insurance carrier.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

The answer depends on you insurance. If you have an HMO you most probably need a referral from your GP. If you have a PPO plan most probably you don't.

4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

The answer depends on you insurance. If you have an HMO you most probably need a referral from your GP. If you have a PPO plan most probably you don't.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Usually you should not need a referral to see a vein specialist. However, it would be best to check with your insurance carrier.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Usually you should not need a referral to see a vein specialist. However, it would be best to check with your insurance carrier.


4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia

If you belong to an HMO, you probably need a referral. Most other insurance agencies do not require a referral. You can just make an appointment.

4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia (View Profile)

If you belong to an HMO, you probably need a referral. Most other insurance agencies do not require a referral. You can just make an appointment.


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