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Now Covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield!

By: Pam Schwartz
October 17, 2018

INSIGHTEC is pleased to announce that The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has made a POSITIVE coverage decision related to MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment for medication-refractory in the treatment of Essential Tremor!   Some BCBS plans have already adopted the policy, and it is anticipated that over the next 6 to 12 months additional Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans will begin adopting the policy.  The following BCBS plans cover, or will soon cover, Neuravive, the MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment for medication-refractory essential tremor:

  • Coverage is effective for:
    • Arkansas BCBS
    • BCBS Alabama
    • Regence BCBS – ID, OR, UT & WA
    • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS New Jersey
    • Florida Blue
    • BCBS Federal Employee Plan (FEP)
    • Premera Blue Cross – WA and AK
    • Blue Cross Idaho
    • Independence BCBS (Pennsylvania) includes Independence BCBS Commercial, Independence BCBS Medicare Advantage Plan, and Amerihealth
  • 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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