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Lymphedema bill reintroduced


WASHINGTON – Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Todd Young, R-Ind., reintroduced The Lymphedema Treatment Act on Feb. 14. The bill, S.

Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

‘The cost of compression garments is so much less than the cost of complications’

WASHINGTON – One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.

Tactile Systems launches system to treat head and neck lymphedema


MINNEAPOLIS – Tactile Systems Technology has launched Flexitouch, a pneumatic compression system to treat head and neck lymphedema at home.

Lymphedema advocates leverage personal connections

‘During these meetings, the light goes on,’ Woodward says

WASHINGTON – With recently reintroduced legislation in hand, more than 70 lymphedema advocates will visit Capitol Hill this week to build on previous support.

Lymphedema advocates push for broader coverage

Medicare currently pays for pump therapy, but not compression garments and other supplies

WASHINGTON – Lymphedema advocates took to Capitol Hill last week to gain support for legislation that would address a gap in treatment coverage for the chronic and often debilitating condition.

Sigvaris sponsors lymphedema, wound care certification


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris and the International Lymphedema & Wound Care Training Institute have teamed up to offer what they say is the only certification program focused on wound care and lymphedema.

Letter to the editor


I would like to submit a clarification that might make the intent and provisions of H.R. 4662, the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010, a little clearer.

Bill lobbies for compression garments


Introduced Feb. 23 by Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010, would improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema under the Medicare program. Among other things, the bill, H. R. 4662, seeks to establish Medicare coverage for compression bandage systems, compression garments and compression devices.