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.
We also look forward to collaborating with physician practitioners on interesting research projects. Please send us any comments or information you would like to share.

Cigna Medical Coverage Policy

Cigna Medical Coverage Policy

1. Vein diameter of more than 3 mm with reflux/incompetence should be documented.
2. Compression therapy should be used for at least 3 consecutive months prior to request for treatment.

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Local Coverage Determination by Medicare

Local Coverage Determination by Medicare

Medicare local coverage determination (LCD) for treatment of varicose veins is specific for each geographic region. The summary below emphasizes the main elements for Southern California (LCD for Southern California).

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Clinical determination of coverage by United Healthcare

Clinical determination of coverage by United Healthcare

Many insurance companies have developed their own reimbursement regulations for venous procedures, which may not always be in the best interest of a patient. Some of these regulations do not reflect common practice guidelines, or common sense. Doctors and sonographers need to be familiar with protocol to develop a treatment strategy optimal for each particular patient.

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