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Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Program: Contract Priorities for Fiscal Year 2016
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The National MS Society Announces the Following Funding Opportunities

Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Contracts:

  1. What are the factors related to cost-escalation of MS DMT's and how does the cost of DMT's, particularly out of pocket costs, relate to access to DMT's, payer’s policies concerning coverage, initiation of and adherence to therapy, and the ways in which people with MS view the value of treatment? The Society would like to fund this priority in two phases with the cost component on a fast-tracked basis and the value component as a longer-term component.
  2. What is the extent to which people with MS utilize complementary and alternative medicine? To what extent is this utilization part of an integrative medicine approach that combines mainstream medicine and CAM? What are the policies followed by payers for coverage of CAM independently and as part of integrative medicine?
  3. What are the barriers preventing access to rehabilitation services, particularly maintenance services among people with MS and what are some of the potential solutions to these barriers?

Investigators wishing to apply for any of these programs must submit a two-page letter-of-intent by 10/7/2015. Letters-of-intent will be reviewed by the Health Care Delivery and Policy Research Committee. On or about 11/10/2015, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 1/14/2016.

The full Request for Proposals can be downloaded in PDF format.

A copy of the Request for Proposals can also be obtained by contacting the Vice President, Health Care Delivery and Policy Research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Nicholas G. LaRocca, Ph.D.
Phone: (207) 433-4299
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