This sounds great, but how can I afford TMS?
It is no secret that the insurance process can be a tricky one. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff at Calabasas TMS Center is here to help you navigate the insurance claims process and maximize the possibility of obtaining coverage for your treatment. Again, you are not alone on this journey – even when it comes to insurance.
For the diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, more and more insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, MHN (Health Net), have revised their policies to reflect that TMS may be medically necessary if certain criteria are met. If the insurance company determines that TMS treatment is medically necessary for the patient, then they may reimburse out-of-pocket expenses based on the patient’s insurance plan. Some insurance companies may require an appeals process to consider reimbursement.
Provided below is a list of all the insurance companies that have either fully or partially covered TMS therapy:
|Anthem (Wellpoint)||Blue Cross of California|
|Blue Cross of Florida||Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal|
|Blue Shield of California||Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois|
|Cigna||Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield|
|Comcast||Independence Blue Cross|