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Blue Cross Blue Shield Coverage

By: The INSIGHTEC Marketing Team
February 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 February, 2019, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has updated their coverage policy to include the Neuravive Treatment as a covered benefit!  Wellmark provides coverage in Iowa and South Dakota.

Coverage is effective for:

  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – Iowa and South Dakota
  • 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.

Please note: It is our understanding that under the Blue Card Network, patients traveling outside of their home state for treatment at a facility providing MRgFUS would be subject to their home plan coverage decision.  We recommend confirming coverage determination with your health plan prior to treatment.

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