Monday, June 08, 2009 JenniferS, Community Member, asks

Q: Are there any programs to help pay for diagnostic testing?

My Mom's doctors think she has MS, the doctor has ordered a MRI but she needs help paying for it, are there any programs that pay for the diagnostic tests?

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
6/ 9/09 12:33am

Hi Jennifer,

 

Yes, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America has an MRI Diagnostic Fund.

 

An excerpt from their webpage, but be sure to read the rest of their page.

 

All individuals who apply MUST:

  • Understand that this program funds initial testing only, which will be used in determining the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Anyone who has already had an MRI exam specifically to determine the diagnosis of MS is not eligible. Please apply to the MRI Institute.
  • Qualify as being:
            1. Household incomes must not exceed three (3) times the federal  poverty             level for family size.
            2. Non-insured or denied insurance coverage for the MRI exam.
  • Complete, sign, and return all MRI Diagnostic Fund application forms to MSAA.  
  • Do not schedule or have an MRI until MSAA has approved your application.
  • MSAA will direct you to an imaging center in your area
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JenniferS, Community Member
6/ 9/09 1:27am

Thank you very much!

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