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MSAA resumes MRI Access Fund
« on: July 07, 2016, 02:54:13 pm »
From My MSAA Today, the eNewsletter of the MS Association of America (July 2016):
   


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MSAA’s MRI Access Fund is Back (For Now)

MSAA has temporarily reopened our longstanding and highly-requested MRI Access Fund Program. Through recent support from Teva Neuroscience, MSAA has been able to lift the program’s six-month suspension and resume processing MRI requests for MS diagnostic and follow-up exams until funds are exhausted.

MSAA will only accept the updated 2016 MRI Access Fund application, which requires the submission of documented income and insurance information. As with before, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis; no emergency situations apply; and no reimbursements provided for previous MRIs.

MSAA is extremely pleased to resume this critically important service to the MS community while we continue to work on securing additional grants and restoring the MRI Access Fund to its full level of service. If you have any questions, please call (800) 532-7667





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Re: MSAA resumes MRI Access Fund
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 09:56:39 am »
More information on the MSAA MRI Access Fund:

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As a result of recent funding approvals, MSAA is thrilled to announce we have reinstated a critical coverage component to our popular MRI Access Fund. Individuals with Medicare and private health insurance who cannot meet their co-insurance balance are now eligible to apply for funding assistance for a cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam through the program.

 The MSAA MRI Access Fund assists individuals who are uninsured or under insured acquire a cranial MRI to help determine a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or evaluate current MS disease progression. The MRI Access Fund helps qualified applicants in two ways:

~For people with no health insurance or a high unmet insurance deductible, the Fund will pay for an MRI through one of MSAA’s contracted imaging centers

~For individuals who cannot meet their MRI co-insurance balance, the program will cover the remaining cost, up to a specified maximum amount

Applicants must meet certain eligibility guidelines, complete the updated 2017 application and have not received an MSAA-funded MRI within the past 24 months. Also, MSAA does not reimburse for MRIs outside of this program. To learn more and apply, please visit the the MRI Access Fund or call (800) 532-7667, ext. 120.

The MRI Access Fund is made possible with support from Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Neuroscience, and Biogen.





SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

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Re: MSAA resumes MRI Access Fund
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 05:04:27 pm »
From the MSAA Motivator, April 18, 2017:

http://mymsaa.org/publications/motivator/winter-spring17/program-notes/

This sounds like a very important and valuable resource. Many people are unable to get needed MRIs because there is no way to pay for them. The MSAA is offering this assistance for them.





SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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