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Legislation to require Medicare coverage of wigs re-introduced

October 11, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to cover wigs as durable medical equipment has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives.  Led by Reps. James McGovern and Ayanna Pressley, both Democrats from Massachusetts, the Wigs as Durable Medical Equipment Act (H.R. 5430), would help individuals affected by alopecia and patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.  “For people impacted by alopecia or undergoing cancer treatment, a wig can make all...

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