TMS treatment is offered by Front Range TMS. TMS is an excellent treatment for a variety of conditions, namely major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These two conditions are FDA approved for TMS treatment. Depending on your response, a course of treatment can be 20-36 sessions of TMS. Each session of TMS treatment is typically a 19 minute session.
The major advantage of TMS treatment is that it is a drug-free (non-medication) treatment for depression and OCD. Side effects are typically minimal and include headache and scalp irritation. There are no major side effects with the exception of a rare (.01%) chance of having a seizure with TMS treatment. This is a huge advantage to medications which can have general side effects such as fatigue, dizziness, nausea, sexual side effects and more.
Since this is FDA approved treatment for major depressive disorder and OCD, the major insurance carried will typically cover TMS treatment for these conditions with prior authorization. This means that you will have to have failed prior treatments and then get approval to get this paid for. Currently in Front Range TMS, we accept insurance from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Medicare. Each process for prior authorization is different for each carrier, so this can be discussed with Dr. Tanner during your initial consultation. Insurance prior authorization can take up to a week to a month to get prior authorization and approval. The insurance carrier may request more documentation from prior treatment.
If you’re ready to learn more about TMS and treatment possibilities for you, you can contact us here to setup a free consultation about our TMS services. If you have any questions, you can take a look at our FAQ or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to assist you.