On Jan 11, 2021, Dr. Brian Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS East, was interviewed by Renee Dinino on her show “Community Access”. From the article: “Here is Renee’s interview with Dr. Brian Smith, Neurologist, and Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS East. He chats about the rise of depression cases during…
Insurance accepted for Depression Treatment, specifically TMS therapy, has more than doubled in the last few years, a sign that insurance companies must see cost savings in a treatment method for major depressive disorder (MDD) that works more efficiently than the traditional regimen alone. Patients who continually suffer from the debilitating effects of medication-resistant depression may acquire other health conditions as a result, such as a substance abuse disorder or unhealthy weight gain, to name a few. The fact that more and more insurance companies are providing coverage for TMS indicates a cost benefit to the insurer, thus the broadening of benefits.
The following are some of the insurance plans currently working with Achieve TMS East: Aetna, BCBS, BMC, Cigna, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Fallon Health, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim, Masshealth PCC Plan, Medicare, Neighborhood Health Plan, One Care, Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, and United Health Care. If you don’t see your plan listed, please call and ask us about yours today.
*Different people with various diagnoses are helped to differing degrees. Results vary. Official FDA Approval is currently restricted to depression but several other uses are awaiting approval.