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MRI Access Fund

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Recent funding has allowed MSAA to reopen the MRI Access Fund on a temporary basis. The program will remain open until funds are exhausted and can be suspended at any time.

Only updated May 2016 MSAA MRI Access Fund applications will be accepted (see below). Applications will be honored on a first-come, first serve basis. No emergency situations apply. No reimbursements for previous MRIs are allowed.


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 financially challenged individuals who are uninsured or cannot afford their insurance deductible to acquire a cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam to help determine a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or evaluate current MS disease progression. The MRI Access Fund will pay for the MRI through MSAA’s network of contracted imaging centers across the country. MSAA does not provide MRI reimbursements.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who:

  • 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

To Apply

Step 1. Download the updated May 2016 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:

MSAA

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 (800) 532-7667.


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