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SOAR Webinar: Medical Summary Report (MSR) Summer Writing Camp

On this webinar, held on August 28, 2019, participants learned tips and tools on how to write quality Medical Summary Reports (MSR).


Please come in out of the heat during these dog days of summer, grab a cold glass of lemonade, and join our SOAR Medical Summary Report (MSR) Summer Writing Camp webinar! We’ll cool you off with plenty of tips and tools on how to write quality MSRs.

During this webinar, you will hear from SOAR providers and others on why the MSR is a critical component of the SOAR model. Panelists will share case studies which illustrate how the MSR was instrumental with their successful outcomes. Learn how MSRs can strengthen a SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI claim when medical documentation is limited. You’ll also learn how to strengthen key sections which you may find difficult to write about, such as Personal History, Substance Use History, Work History, and others. We invite you to come into the shade for some relief on making the MSR writing process a breezier one!

On this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to include a MSR with your SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI application.
  • What information is relevant to key sections of the MSR.
  • How to write quality MSRs and get them reviewed with feedback prior to SSA submission.


  • Dan Coladonato, SAMHSA SOAR TA Center Liaison, Policy Research Associates, Inc., Delmar, New York
  • Shaun Kostiuk, SOAR Local Lead, Pittsburgh Mercy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Ankton, Disability Adjudication Supervisor - Las Vegas, State of Nevada Bureau of Disability Adjudication, Las Vegas, Nevada




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