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Blue Cross Blue Shield Coverage!

By: The INSIGHTEC Marketing Team
January 9, 2018

INSIGHTEC is pleased to announce that The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has made another POSITIVE coverage decision for MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment for medication-refractory in the treatment of Essential Tremor!  As of January 15, 2019, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the 2nd Largest BCBS plan in the US has updated their coverage policy to include ET as a covered benefit!  HCSC encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and Montana.

Coverage is effective for:

  • BCBS Western NY and Blue Shield Northeastern NY
  • HCSC Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and Montana
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Premera Blue Cross – WA and AK
  • Regence BCBS – ID, OR, UT & WA
  • Blue Cross Idaho
  • BCBS Kansas City: Kansas & Missouri
  • Arkansas BCBS
  • BCBS Louisiana
  • BCBS Mississippi
  • BCBS Alabama
  • Florida Blue
  • BCBS North Carolina
  • Independence BCBS (Pennsylvania) includes Independence BCBS Commercial, Independence BCBS Medicare Advantage Plan, and Amerihealth
  • BCBS New Jersey
  • BCBS Federal Employee Plan (FEP)
  • Coverage becomes effective February 1, 2019 for BCBS Massachusetts.

This is an exciting step that will give more patients access to the latest incisionless procedure to treat essential tremor!

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