A new patient visit that includes an ultrasound to assess for varicose veins can cost up to $600. This recent patient visit is covered under most insurance plans. Patients with high deductibles who are unsure if they have varicose veins are ideal candidates for vein screening. Vein screening, as the name implies, is a screening to see if the patient has varicose veins. Vein screening results help patients decide if they want to be seen as new patients for possible treatment. Such treatment would improve the symptoms of varicose veins. That new recent patient visit will be billed to insurance, and the patient will be responsible for the copays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs based on their particular plan.
The following is the difference between free screening and new patient visits:
- A new patient visit is billed to pat client’s insurance company, and the patient would be responsible for copays and deductions. Tables.
- During a new patient visit, we devise a treatment plan, discuss it with the patient and send it to the insurance company for approval.
- In a vein screening appointment, we are able to can screen the patient for varicose veins. Positive screening means a person has varicose veins. Patients with a positive screening of varicose veins can schedule a new patient appointment.
- In a free screening appointment, we don’t provide the patient with n assessment or treatment plan.