Practice Statement

Dr. Cohen’s practice offers comprehensive treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Dr. Cohen’s office offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a medication-free alternative treatment for depression and other disorders; Ketamine, a cutting-edge psycho-pharmacological approach to depression; and pharmaco-genetic testing to help guide the approach to medication. 

Insurance Coverage for TMS Treatment

We understand that navigating the complex world of health care insurance coverage can feel confusing for many individuals and families. The treatment providers at Principium Psychiatry are here to help simplify the language and provide answers to your questions. If you’re seeking Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy and aren’t sure whether your insurance plan will cover the procedure, read on to discover how to learn more.

What Is TMS Therapy?

TMS is a noninvasive procedure used to treat major depressive disorder. It’s often a helpful solution for patients who have tried other standard treatments, such as therapy and medication, and want to pursue alternative help.

The treatment works by directing recurring magnetic pulses toward parts of the brain that control your mood. When done repeatedly, the magnetic pulses can improve the communication between these various regions of the brain, easing depression symptoms and boosting your mood. The treatment providers at Principium, located in midtown Manhattan, provide exceptional TMS therapy to patients in need of effective care for depression.

Does Insurance Cover TMS?

Absolutely — Principium Psychiatry can cover patients with a variety of different insurance plans. If we are out-of-network, we can try to contract with the insurance company on a case-by-case basis to ensure coverage for your TMS treatment.

We currently cover patients for TMS through many popular insurance providers, including:

  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford

Two Simple Ways to Discover if Your Insurance Covers Treatment

If you’re not sure whether your current insurance provider covers TMS treatment, there are two ways to find out.

1. Contact Your Insurance Company

Call your insurance provider directly to ask them whether TMS is covered under your plan. You can also check for more information regarding the percentage of TMS treatment your insurance will cover, and whether you need preapproval before beginning therapy.

2. Contact Us

Your other option is to contact Principium Psychiatry for assistance. Give us a call at 212-335-0236 and let us know you’d like help finding out whether your insurance plan covers TMS. We’ll ask you a few preliminary questions about your treatment history and insurance information before contacting your insurance provider on your behalf.

We can help negotiate coverage with both in-network and out-of-network providers. Once we have a clear answer, we’ll get right back to you with all the details you need.

Do You Have Any Questions Regarding TMS Coverage?

Once you understand how your insurance plan will cover treatment, you can move to the next step by scheduling your first appointment with Dr. Cohen and the team at Principium. We’ll submit the necessary preauthorization forms to your insurance provider and organize your coverage while keeping you closely informed.

We combine traditional psychiatry and psychology services with advanced TMS treatments in a homey, small office environment. With a history of marked success in treating depression, Principium Psychiatry may be the solution you’re seeking.

If you have any questions or concerns about TMS therapy, our team is here to help. Give us a call or contact us online today for any further assistance.

At Principium Psychiatry, we offer TMS in New York, where our medical director Dr. Cohen and the rest of our experienced staff supervise treatment sessions and create individualized plans to help patients find relief and regain energy, motivation, peace of mind and joy in their lives. Learn more about TMS therapy in New York and feel free to contact our Manhattan office with any questions you may have. We see patients in our comfortable midtown office between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends by special appointment. We are located near Central Park in the heart of New York.