Tips for Filing an Appeal Letter for A Cooling Vest
The National MS Society publishes a Health Insurance Appeal Letter Toolkit for Clinicians, It's ok if you are not a clinician, you can still use the template for the Cooling Vest Appeal Letter. You have to scroll down quite a bit to get to the Cooling Vest Model Appeal Letter and Abstracts of Studies Cited in Letters
The 2 studies that are mentioned in the model appeal letter:
Clinical and Immunological Effects of Cooling in Multiple Sclerosis
P.K. Coyle, L.B. Krupp, C. Doscher
A randomized controlled study of the acute and chronic effects of cooling therapy for MS.
SR Schwid, MD Petrie, R Murry
1. Create your own Cooling Vest Appeal Letter based on the template from the Health Insurance Appeal Letter Toolkit for Clinicians,.
2. Submit the Cooling Vest Appeal Letter and the 2 studies via email, snail mail, carrier pigeon etc or our recommendation, the approved method from your insurance company.
3. Wait to hear back from the insurance company but be persistent and nice and follow up consistently .
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