MRI Access Fund
What is the MSAA MRI Access Fund?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a valuable tool for diagnosing multiple sclerosis and tracking its progression. Both aspects are critically important in helping people find answers, monitor disease activity, and make informed treatment and healthcare decisions. Unfortunately many people lack the financial means or adequate health insurance coverage to acquire the necessary MRI. Recognizing this, MSAA created the MRI Access Fund.
The MSAA MRI Access Fund assists individuals who are uninsured or under insured acquire a cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam to help determine a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or evaluate current MS disease progression. MSAA will work with eligible individuals, physicians, imaging centers and insurers to help fund the necessary MRI.
What services are provided through the MRI Access Fund?
Insurance payment assistance: For those of low/moderate income who have medical insurance (including Medicare) and are not able to meet the co-insurance, the MRI Access Fund will assist in covering the remaining co-insurance balance of the MRI cost, up to a specified maximum amount.
Full payment: For those of low/moderate income who do not have medical insurance or cannot afford their insurance deductible, the MRI Access Fund will pay for the MRI through contracted imaging centers across the country.
Who is Eligible?
- Are suspected of having multiple sclerosis and need an MRI to help confirm a diagnosis
- Have multiple sclerosis and need a follow-up MRI to track disease progression
- Meet eligibility guidelines regarding income and the insurance deductible threshold
- Have not received an MSAA-funded MRI within the past 24 months
Step 1. Download the updated 2017 MSAA MRI Access Fund application.
Step 2: Please complete the forms, print, and sign.
Step 3: Please place the signed forms, along with required documentation, in an envelope and mail to:
Attn: MRI Access Fund
375 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Applications can also be faxed to MSAA at 856-488-8257. Because of the personal information required on this application, emailed applications will not be accepted.
For questions or to request a mailed copy of the MRI Access Fund application, please call MSAA at (800) 532-7667, ext. 120.
The MRI Access Fund is made possible with support from Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Neuroscience, and Biogen.