Sigvaris rallies behind ‘Lymphedema Act’
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris recently sponsored a group of advocates, including Robyn Bjork, a wound care and lymphedema specialist, to educate Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., about the condition and The Lymphedema Treatment Act. “We are proud to support patient needs in regards to better treatment and diagnosis for people with lymphedema and other leg diseases,” said Scot Dubé, president and CEO for North America, in a release. “We believe that regular use of compression and early intervention can improve lives and reduce related long-term health care costs.” The group shared personal stories about living with lymphedema and explained how compression garments could prevent infection and hospitalization. If passed, the act would amend Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies, improving coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause.