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Allow Migraine Patients and Primary Care Providers to Set Care Plans – NOT INSURERS

Add your name to the NHF’s petition if you agree that insurance companies should adopt care models that are patient-centric, where the clinician, in collaboration with the patient, is the primary decision-maker and selects a treatment that addresses the patient’s…

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Heads UP – Episode 112: Access to Care

  For too long, migraine patients have been treated differently than others with medical issues as it relates to access to prescription medications. The National Headache Foundation advocates that payers adopt care models that are patient-centric, where the clinician, in…

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NHF Calls on Congress and Federal Agencies to Conduct Oversight Of Current Care Models for Migraine Patients

Chicago, Ill. (Feb. 3, 2022) – Tom Dabertin, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is calling on members of Congress and regulatory agencies to conduct oversight of health insurance payers for uneven treatment of migraine patients. On…

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NHF Challenges Current Care Models for Migraine Patients

Older Prescription Drugs in a Stepwise Approach Needs Health Insurance Overhaul Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 19, 2022) – The National Headache Foundation issued a statement challenging health insurance payers for uneven treatment of migraine patients, arguing “current care models have not…

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Advocacy Opportunity

Last week the National Headache Foundation team and many of the advocates from the migraine and headache community took part in an important annual advocacy event called Headache on the Hill. If you were not able to participate, there is…

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Heads UP – Episode 80: Disability Benefits and Headache Disorders

Have you tried to get social security disability benefits for migraine or headache disorders? If so, you know how difficult and frustrating the process is for people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Don’t miss this episode of Heads…

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Patient Assistance Programs for Migraine Treatment

Patient Assistance Programs Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs offered to help patients needing financial assistance to purchase necessary medications and devices. Migraine treatment is provided at no cost or at a very low cost for qualifying individuals. The Aimovig…

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Heads UP – Episode 46: Botox and Chronic Migraine Treatment

Do you get Botox for migraine? Are you thinking about getting it? Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld answers Dr. Lindsay Weitzel’s questions about who should get Botox, how effective it is, how it works, insurance coverage etc.

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First Responder Now Advocating for Cluster Headache

Joe McKay, 52, a husband and father of two, is a retired New York City firefighter who was a first responder to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. In the spring of 2002, Joe was at work in Brooklyn when…

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Migraine Disease and Medicare

by Danielle Kunkle, Guest Writer A migraine is one of five types of headache disorders. There are several types of migraines, including common migraine, complicated migraine, and chronic migraine. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, females experience migraine attacks more…

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