More MS news articles for September 2002

MSAA's MRI Institute

http://www.msaa.com/programs/mriinst.html

A program offered by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America  under a grant from Serono, Inc.

To request 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 services:

  1. Payment for uninsured people
  2. Financial assistance for meeting a co-pay or deductible not covered by insurance
  3. Advocacy services for insured people that may have a carrier reluctant to fund a subsequent MRI.
Eligibility requirements: 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.

To apply to the MSAA MRI Institute