Educational Resources

Sonogeeks invites you to view our collection of news articles, guidelines, case studies, insurance protocols, PDFs, drug reports, treatment recommendations, links, and images useful for your practice and continuing education. Like any science, phlebology has grown significantly in recent years. Various new techniques, medication, and equipment have become a part of the venous disease physician's everyday application…and need-to-know.
Here, for example, we provide information on the best treatments to consider when working with patient insurance…and, on how to avoid denial of claims.
The many association meetings and forums available will help you as a physician to improve your vein practice and increase patient satisfaction. On this page, you will find up-to-date information about new discoveries, improvements and "must know" topics. The ideas we share here are not just sensational announcements, but new approaches that we have already tested and/or implemented in actual vein treatment. This includes our professional technicians' experience with unique and complicated cases.
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Medical policy of Anthem Blue Cross for treatment of varicose veins

Medical policy of  Anthem Blue Cross for treatment of varicose veins

Please review the medical policy of Anthem Blue Cross for treatment of varicose vein of lower extremities.

Points to pay attention:
1. Reflux of >0.5 sec should be documented at Saphenofemoral (SFJ) and Saphenopopliteal (SPJ) junction SPJ.
2. Trial of gradient compression stockings for at least 6 weeks is necessary prior to RF or Laser treatment.
3. Tributaries of truncal veins (Anterior Accessory saphenous vein, vein of Giacomini, perforators and others….) should be treated with sclerotherapy or ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.
4. Perforators with reflux time >0.5 sec and diameter of at least 3.5 mm are considered pathologic.
5. Treatment of incompetent perforators with RF of Laser is considered investigational.

For more information please review a full article obtained from Anthem web page by using link below: