Resources

Resources

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ADVERSE INSURANCE DECISIONS
FOR MEDICATION COVERAGE

 

The National MS Society has an extremely well developed set of tools created specifically to address adverse insurance decisions.  There are letter templates your MS healthcare provider can use to simply add your and their names to the document, print, sign and send.  They have even included published research that backs up the efficacy findings of each DMT.  To see this list of adverse decision resources, please go to the National MS Society website at:

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Brochures/Book-Health-Insurance-Appeal-Letters-A-Toolkit-for-Clinicians.pdf

 

Sports are not just for those without physical limitations. There are adaptive forms for countless athletic activities, both indoor and outdoor.

Adult day healthcare allows for people who need assistance to get the care they need, as well as enabling them to socialize with other and providing activities and therapies to help them live healthier lives every day. Different facilities offer different programs, activities and schedules.

Medicinal therapies are not always the answer when it comes to disease modification and symptom management. Oftentimes, individuals will seek alternative method for coping with the disease and its debilitating symptoms.

Assisted living communities are helpful to many people; they are aimed at assisting those who can no longer care for themselves. These facilities all have different offerings and programs.

Clinical trials are conducted to collect data on new drugs and devices. The date collected is to understand the safety and efficiency of the drug. There are several steps to clinical trials which determine if the drug will be allowed ina consumer market. Before clinical trials reach the stage where there are participants, there must be extensive testing and research completed. These findings must be sent to and approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) before drug companies can continue research and begin testing on humans. Once approved by the FDA, testing of experimental drugs on humans can begin. This testing is usually done in four phases. Each phase is considered a separate trial, data must be sent to and approved by tge FDA before the next phase begins.

Every state offers several types of counseling and mental health resources. Also, please discuss counseling/mental health with your doctor as he/she may be able to direct you with a counselor/facility that will best work with your specific needs.

There are many options for finding comprehensive information on disability services and programs across the country; ranging from social security benefits, paying for accesible housing, and adaptive equipment to name a few.

MS is a complex and varying disease, because of this each person is different and therefore has different needs. Be sure you are taking all the necessary steps to ensure your rights are being upheld. If you have any legal questions, please contact a lawyer.

Those living with MS may require specialty equipment and medical supplies. There are places for them to use as a one-stop shop to fulfill their needs.

Sometimes we need a little help. The organizations and links provided here have proven time and time again to be of tremendous value to those living with MS. Most are members of the MS Coalition. Others have specific benefits offered on a more local basis. All are trusted by MS Cure Fund. We hope you find them both useful and helpful.

Financial assistance is available to help MS patients & caregivers better meet the daily needs and challenges of living with the disease.

Prescription medication coverage can be a burden for anyone, MS therapies and symptom management drugs are no exception. MS drugs and symptom management drugs have programs that will assist you with paying for these medications, if you qualify.

These products aid in mobility for individuals that need assistance in getting around. Ramps, stair-lifts, and adaptive driving allows for those who are mobility impaired to get around easier. They are mostly used for individuals who are using wheelchairs or powerchairs.

MS support groups are run by people with MS for people with MS. These groups give members the opportunity to meet and share experiences, concerns, provide and receive emotional support. Members also share information on living and coping with MS.


Vision problems are common symptoms of those living with MS. Whether partial blindness, or other impairments, there are programs that can help a person adapt to their issue.

Wheelchairs and powerchairs allow for those who have trouble or can no longer walk to get around from place to place with ease.