Legislation seeks Medicare coverage for wigs

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives would pave the way for wigs to be covered as durable medical equipment.

The bill, H.R. 2925, recently introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., would provide access for Medicare beneficiaries that a dermatologist, oncologist or attending physician could certify as a medical necessity as part of rehabilitative treatment, according to a press release from The VGM Group.

“This is the beginning of a very long road to getting this bill passed,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women, a division of VGM. “No matter how small you think your voice is today, it will take providers and beneficiaries speaking out together to get us to the finish line.”

Essentially Women will be engaging a grassroots coalition of providers across the country to raise awareness and gain support to get H.R. 2925 passed. Providers are encouraged to message their members of Congress and use the phone script to call their representative through the VGM Action Center.