Neuronetics, Inc. announced a healthcare policy update from Aetna increases access for patients to the Company?s NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy. Effective immediately, Aetna now allows transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment to be ordered and conducted under the supervision of behavioral health nurse practitioners for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Also included in the update is the removal of a four-month psychotherapy trial before a patient becomes eligible to receive an initial course of treatment with TMS. Aetna is one of the largest health plans in the country with over 16.8 million lives covered through its commercial policies nationwide.

This policy update builds on recent momentum from both commercial and government payers to expand coverage to TMS Therapy. Neuronetics previously announced updated policies through payers such as BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan, United HealthCare, and NGS Medicare. Neuronetics is the only TMS company in the industry with a dedicated health policy team that partners with both providers and payers to advocate for health policy changes.