SIU HEALTHCARE PSYCHIATRY
ADVANCED TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC DEPRESSION
SIU HealthCare Psychiatry is offering a number of additional treatments for individuals with chronic depression who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from other treatments – or treatment resistant patients.
For those who haven’t reached success with those methods, some additional treatments are available.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR TMS THERAPY TREATMENTS?
Either apply for the Neurostar Care Connection Program or SIU HealthCare’s Financial Assistance
THE NEUROSTAR CARE CONNECTION PROGRAM
Your physician has recommended TMS Therapy, a new treatment for patients suffering from major depression whose symptoms persist despite treatment attempts and antidepressant medications. Neuronetics, the developer of the system, had developed the Care Connection program to help patients like you secure coverage and reimbursement for TMS Therapy. This program may be necessary because new therapies like TMS Therapy are often not included in health insurance plans when they first become available to patients. The objective for Care Connection program is to assist you in gaining access to TMS Therapy as quickly as possible by assisting in securing coverage and reimbursement.
Who can access the Care Connection program?
If your particular health insurance plan does not have a medical policy which covers TMS Therapy at this time, a program case manager specializing in TMS Therapy will work on your behalf to assist with obtaining prior authorization and work to appeal coverage denials, if necessary.
How do I get started?
Care Connection Program
1650 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Your case manager will contact you with a decision regarding your eligibility for the Care Connect Program.
SIU HEALTHCARE’S FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Financial Assistance may include (depending on eligibility):
You may qualify for SIU HealthCare’s Financial Assistance, regardless of whether or not you are insured, you are eligible for a discount, the amount of the discount will be based on your household income and the size of your family. In order to qualify for assistance, you need to:
Financial Assistance will not be provided:
Any information we receive from you will be kept confidential. We understand this type of information is very sensitive, but it is very important when determining your eligibility.
If you need help completing the Financial Application, please call SIU HealthCare’s Patient Business Services at 217-545-4966 or toll free at 888-203-1154. One of our representatives will be available to assist you. We will review your application once it is received. A review of your application typically takes up to 10 business days. Once the review is complete, we will call you to advise you of your status and then send a follow-up letter.