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MS Coalition Consensus on Disease-Modifying Therapy

Read the MS Coalition’s new evidence-based consensus document supporting early treatment and access to the full range of treatment options

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Single-page summaries of Society resources for:

"McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosis

The 2017 revisions to the "McDonald Criteria" for the diagnosis of MS were published online in Lancet Neurology on December 21, 2017 as a free access paper.

TipSheet: 2017 Revisions to the McDonald Criteria for the Diagnosis of MS (.pdf) 

AAN practice guidelines

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. 

Disease Modifying Therapies

Symptom Management and Rehab Information for your patients about their appeal rights, responsibilities and procedures is available in Insurance and Money Matters.

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.

Physical activity resources

Wheeled mobility

Mental health webinars

We invite you to monthly networking and learning calls for mental health professionals working with people living with MS and their families. View the call schedule.

The calls are interactive and we look to you, the providers, to present cases and request or offer topics of interest to us all. If you have a topic of interest or a case to discuss please reach out to Andrea Arzt at andrea.arzt@nmss.org.


Previous webinars:

Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know About the Disease
Adapting to Life with MS: Emotional Challenges and Coping Strategies
Cognitive Dysfunction in MS: Recognition, Assessment, Treatment
Professional Challenges: What They Didn't Teach Us in School

Webinars also available for CE credits from Wake AHEC:
MS:What You Need to Know about the Disease/Adapting to Life with MS
MS: Cognitive Dysfunction/Professional Challenges

 

Clinical study measures

Information about frequently used clinical measures, including description, administration and scoring methods, psychometric properties, and literature citations. Test forms are provided where possible.

CCSVI

Read the latest information about CCSVI.

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