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Medical policy on varicose veins surgical treatments updated for commercial plans

09/26/2019

Our updated Medical policy: Varicose veins - surgical treatments (commercial) will go into effect Nov. 1, 2019.

Updates to the policy include:

  1. Clarification under the “Limitations/Exclusions” section to include additional plan benefit exclusions as noted in the latest membership agreements
  2. Added specifications on what types of photographs should be submitted as part of preauthorization requests
  3. Updated the sclerotherapy injections section to require photographs to be taken within one month of the requested service date