Advanced TMS Center
Nearly all insurance companies, including Tricare, Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Healthnet, Cigna Pacificare, United Healthcare, Aetna and government insurance, will cover TMS with certain conditions or restrictions. Copayments and deductibles vary and are subject to the terms and conditions of each individual insurance policy. Medi-cal/Cal Optima currently does not cover TMS. An evaluation appointment is needed to start TMS, and this evaluation is covered by insurance. Once TMS is approved, patients are only respondible for deductibles and copayments. We have a sliding scale for patients with a financial hardship if insurance does not cover TMS. Please call (949) 768-2988 to speak to a TMS coordinator.
Insurance coverage for TMS
History of TMS:
TMS has been used in other countries for depression and other conditions. In 2008 the Neurostar TMS device was approved, and Dr. Kinback immediately ordered it. The Brainsway device was approved in 2013, and Advanced TMS Center now has both devices. Dr. Kinback is also trained on the Magpro TMS device. Currently, the Advanced TMS center is the only practice in Orange County with both devices, and we have the longest track record with TMS in this area. Dr. Kinback is one of the original members of the TMS Society. He serves the Society as Chairman of the insurance committee, the Board of Directors, Society Treasurer, and he is on the Executive, Research and Standards Committees. He publishes articles in the TMS Society Newsletter, The Magnet, and is on the Editorial Board for the newsletter. Dr. Kinback actively lectures and teaches other psychiatrists about TMS therapy.