Single-page summaries of Society resources for:
"McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosis
Current American Academy of Neurology clinical practice guidelines and related tools, including patient and physician summaries of selected guidelines. Additional tools and new guidelines are added regularly.
Clinical tool for injection anxiety
A six-session program called Self-Injection Anxiety Training (SIAC), developed by David C. Mohr, PhD, and Darcy Cox, PsyD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Behavioral Medicine Research Center (BMRC), has been shown to be effective in helping people overcome their fears and learn to self-inject.
The SIAC Patient Workbook and Counselor Manual can be downloaded as can information about the program's development and validation.
Health insurance appeal letters & abstracts
Template health insurance appeal letters are developed by the Society after reports of coverage denials or limitations are received directly from people with MS or healthcare professionals. Society medical advisors determine which treatments need to be addressed, review and approve template letters. As new therapies or evidence emerge, letters may be developed and disseminated. Below are sample health insurance appeal letters. The full appeals toolkit is also available with additional letters.
Information for your patients about their appeal rights, responsibilities and procedures is available in Insurance and Money Matters
Affordable Care Act information and resources
SSDI claims and private disability resources
Guidebooks and webinars to assist healthcare professionals who are collaborating with their MS patients on the process of filing claims.
Information about frequently used clinical measures, including description, administration and scoring methods, psychometric properties, and literature citations. Test forms are provided where possible.
Read the latest information about CCSVI.