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What’s the best way to help ensure clinical and business success?

Partner with AngioDynamics, the market leader for endovenous laser varicose vein devices1. We’re committed to you every step of the way as you build a successful vein-treatment practice.

Getting a laser is only the beginning.

AngioDynamics proudly provides exceptional service and support beyond installation. In fact, our customer care program is the most comprehensive in the industry, designed to help your practice thrive.

Start with a comprehensive, personalized approach to training

Fully funded, two-day training with experts at one of our convenient locations establishes a strong foundation, followed by on-site and online training opportunities.

  • Interactive and didactic learning for physicians includes live case observation, with peer-to-peer insights into the system, as well as perioperative care.
  • Individualized, on-site training visit by one of our clinical specialists addresses your specific practice needs and sets the stage for success.
  • We complement first-day case support and training with continued support for more complex cases.
  • Sponsored CME/CEU course on varicose veins provides additional education opportunities

Take advantage of ongoing clinical and practice support

Extensive reference materials and access to knowledgeable experts assure your practice’s success in providing treatment with the VenaCure EVLT system far beyond your initial purchase.

  • Our comprehensive reference manual offers clinical and practice support materials, including patient forms and the latest reimbursement guidelines.
  • From day one, you can count on world-class, personalized customer service with a dedicated AngioDynamics contact for ongoing support, including help in building referrals, maximizing reimbursement, and more.

Practice reimbursement with VenaCure EVLT

Most carriers provide coverage for endovenous laser ablation procedures (see list) when medically necessary, using the following codes:

Code Description
36478 Endovenous ablation therapy of incompetent vein, extremity, inclusive of all imaging guidance and monitoring, percutaneous, laser, first vein treated.
36479 Second and subsequent veins treated in a single extremity, each through separate access sites (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure).
Of the numerous health insurance plans in the Unites States, many follow Medicare policy, however private-payer requirements may vary. The unadjusted national average Medicare reimbursement for an in-office procedure, established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018 is:
36478 $ 1,156.86 for office-based procedures and a professional payment of $290.48 when services are provided at a facility.
36479 $325.43 for office based procedures and a professional payment of $142.35 when services are provided at a facility.
Hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) are compensated based on the applicable ambulatory payment classification (APC) – 0092. Payments at Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) are compensated at $1,117.

Reimbursement guide

AngioDynamics is committed to providing its customers with reimbursement support materials to use in conjunction with the VenaCure EVLT system. We offer a guide designed for those responsible for payer relations, coverage and/or pre-certification, and the billing and reporting of services provided to the patient. In the event that your local carrier has not provided a written coverage policy for the VenaCure EVLT procedure, you may find it helpful to contact your Provider Relations department.

  1. Based on market revenue share; 2017 Millennium Research Group, pp. 58. 
  2. Based on unit sales.

The information on this web page and in the AngioDynamics Reimbursement Guide are general reimbursement information only and are intended to assist you to obtain appropriate reimbursement for services rendered; they is not legal advice, nor are they advice about how to code, complete, or submit any particular claim for payment, nor intended to increase or maximize reimbursement by any third party payer.

This information has been gathered from third-party sources and was correct at the time of publication; however, it is always the provider’s responsibility to determine appropriate coding and charges for insurance claims.

All coding and reimbursement information is subject to change without notice. The information provided in this document is intended for informational purposes only and represents no statement, promise or guarantee by AngioDynamics concerning levels of reimbursement, payment, or charges and do not necessarily represent coding for any specific procedure using AngioDynamics’ products.

Payers or their local branches may have their o​wn coding and reimbursement requirements and policies. Before filing any claims, providers should verify the payer’s current requirements and policies. All decisions related to reimbursement, including amounts to bill, are exclusively that of the provider.

The FDA-approved/cleared labeling for all​​ products may not be consistent with all uses described herein. This document is in no way intended to promote the off-label use of medical devices. The content is not intended to instruct hospitals and/or physicians on how to use medical devices or bill for healthcare procedures.