October 22, 2013

TMS Therapy Is Covered By Insurance!

TMS Therapy is now covered by:
• Anthem Blue Cross
• Blue Shield
TMS Therapeutics has had great success with obtaining insurance coverage for our patients through these companies. Other insurance carriers often approve the coverage

of TMS Therapy on a case by case basis or upon appeal. TMS Therapeutics In San Diego provides a reimbursement specialist to help each patient to navigate the insurance process and help them to gain coverage. We are excited about helping patients to receive the TMS therapy they need.
In January 2013, the Clinical TMS Society was formed. The Society includes TMS providers with extensive clinical and research from the United States and around the world. The Society plans to assist members in optimizing the administration of TMS, develop novel indications for TMS therapy, expand insurance coverage and increase the awareness of TMS. Dr. Miller is a charter member of the clinical TMS society.

The 411 on TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Is a non-invasive method used to electrically stimulate superficial cortical neurons, using rapidly alternating MRI-strength magnetic fields generated by a coil held in contact with the head. TMS therapy was FDA approved in October 2008 as delivered by the NeuroStar TMS Therapy system “for the treatment of major depression in adult patients who have failed to benefit from one prior antidepressant medication of adequate dose and duration in the current episode.” TMS has fewer side effects then medication and usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for a full treatment course. TMS is as effective as a first drug trial and more effective than a second trial of antidepressant medication.
The Staff at TMS Therapeutics
Dr. Brian Miller: Dr. Miller has been a board certified psychiatrist for over 10 years. He primarily works with inpatient psychiatric patients. He is also a practitioner of ECT.
Alison Miller: Alison is our practice manager and reimbursement specialist. Alison has a law and medicine background. She is also trained as a TMS technician by the Neurostar University.
Carlos Alarid: Carlos is currently working on his doctoral degree in neuropsychology. He has had experience in the areas of chemical dependency, autism, pain management and long term patient care. He is a certified TMS technician.
Connie Velarde: Connie has been an LVN for 25 years working in psychiatric long term care, emergency departments and clinics. She has spent several years working with patients who have Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. Connie has completed the Clinical Training Program for TMS Therapy and is certified as a TMS technician.

TMS Therapeutics In San Diego, Inc.
5565 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 357
La Mesa, California 91942
Phone: 858-442-2456 Fax: 1-866-742-9784