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Counseling & Mental Health Services Fund

New Directions is an independent contractor, selected by Michigan State University to serve as the administrator for MSU’s Counseling & Mental Health Services Fund.

The fund, managed by New Directions, supports survivors of abuse by former doctor Larry Nassar. New Directions will reimburse eligible out-of-pocket expenses for outpatient counseling and mental health services.

How to Request Reimbursement
Reimbursement Form

Send completed form to:
Reimbursements-MSUFund@ndbh.com


ELIGIBILITY
Claimant Eligibility Requirements
Eligible Recipient means a female who received treatment from former doctor Larry Nassar at a MSU health clinic or as a MSU student-athlete.

Family Member Eligibility
Eligible Guardian means a natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent or legal guardian (as documented by a court of law) for the Eligible Recipient during or after the time the Eligible Recipient received treatment from former doctor Larry Nassar at a MSU health clinic or as a MSU student-athlete.

Eligible Spouse means the spouse of an Eligible Recipient during or after the time the Eligible Recipient received treatment from former doctor Larry Nassar at a MSU health clinic or as a MSU student-athlete.


Time Period to Submit
For services received between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019
Reimbursement requests for eligible services received between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 must be submitted no later than December 1, 2019.

For services received on or after September 1, 2019
Reimbursement requests for eligible services received on or after September 1, 2019 must be submitted within 365 days from the date of service. Late submissions will not be accepted.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What services are eligible for reimbursement?

The fund provides reimbursement for outpatient counseling and mental health services from licensed mental health professionals. Reimbursement is limited to out-of-pocket expenses including deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance. All available insurance coverage must be exhausted to qualify for reimbursement.

MSU has approved reimbursement of outpatient mental health services provided by a defined group of mental health provider types. Reimbursement requests must be presented with a mental health diagnosis.

Expenses not eligible for reimbursement include, but are not limited to, inpatient services (such as hospital stays), prescription drugs, referral services (such as the Employee Assistance Program) and therapy/support animals.

How often may I submit requests for reimbursement?

You may submit requests as often as you want. New Directions processes reimbursement requests throughout the month.

If I’m already seeing a provider or therapist, will I have to switch to a new one?

The choice of individual therapist or provider is up to you. As long as the provider is one of these eligible provider types you may continue to see your current therapist or provider with no change necessary to receive reimbursement.

If I previously received reimbursement from the fund, will the same service be covered now?

Out-of-pocket outpatient services, including deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance from the approved provider types are eligible for reimbursement. Requests previously submitted to the former fund administrator are not eligible for reimbursement by New Directions.

I don’t have insurance. How is my reimbursement calculated?

If you don’t have insurance, you will submit a paid invoice from your provider along with the Reimbursement Form. New Directions applies an industry-accepted formula using reasonable and customary (R&C) benchmarks to determine reimbursement.