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Lymphedema Treatment Act

Stakeholders seek to fast track two women’s health bills

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03/08/2019

WASHINGTON – With extensive groundwork laid in past sessions of Congress, stakeholders hope this is the year that bills seeking Medicare coverage for custom breast forms and compression garments for lymphedema get passed.

In brief: NHIA sues over transitional payment, Great Elm’s DME biz exceeds expectations

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.

Lymphedema advocates leverage personal connections

‘During these meetings, the light goes on,’ Woodward says
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03/24/2017

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
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04/22/2016

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.

Lymphedema advocates take to the Hill

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04/20/2016

WASHINGTON – Actress Kathy Bates joined the Lymphedema Advocacy Group and other advocates on Capitol Hill today in support of The Lymphedema Treatment Act. The bill seeks to improve Medicare coverage of compression supplies to treat lymphedema.