More MS news articles for September
A program offered by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
under a grant from Serono, Inc.
an application to the MSAA MRI Institute
About the MSAA MRI Institute
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely used method physicians
rely upon to make a diagnosis and track the progression of MS. Unfortunately,
MRI exams are expensive and many people can use assistance.
For people seeking an initial MRI to diagnose multiple sclerosis MSAA
developed the MS MRI Diagnostic Fund program. Under that program, uninsured
and financially challenged individuals who meet established guidelines
will receive an MRI exam at minimal costs.
For people with MS who have a need for a subsequent MRI to assess the
disease progressions, MSAA (with a grant from Serono, Inc.) has created
this new program, the MSAA MRI Institute in order to provide the following
Payment for uninsured people
Financial assistance for meeting a co-pay or deductible not covered by
Advocacy services for insured people that may have a carrier reluctant
to fund a subsequent MRI.
A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, documented by a medical professional
authorized to make the diagnosis
For financial subsidies, annual household income (per family size) of no
more than 200% above Federal poverty guidelines (or approximately $36,000
for a family of four.) Advocacy services will be provided regardless of
Referral and certification from a physician attesting to the need of a
cranial MRI to evaluate disease progression
Appropriate insurance information, such as statements of no insurance coverage,
letters from insurance carriers stating a denial of MRI coverage, and/or
documentation of co-pay/deductible thresholds
Upon the approval of each applicant and until the initial funding cap expires,
MSAA will only provide payment of the MRI directly to the test provider.
Summary results of the test, which will be held in absolute confidence,
must be sent to MSAA before payment is rendered. A diagnosis of MS is necessary
to receive financial support.
Advocacy services will be provided regardless of income.
To apply to
the MSAA MRI Institute