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In brief: Breast forms legislation, NIV win, Medline truck rodeo

July 28, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON — Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, have reintroduced the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, which would provide Medicare coverage of custom breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors.  The bill, H.R. 4779, would allow hundreds of thousands of women each year to choose a custom prosthesis after a mastectomy.  “This is a great step forward in our efforts to expand access to life-changing health care for breast cancer...

Breast Forms, Medline, NCART, Non-invasive ventilators

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Amoena launches line of shapers

August 14, 2019HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Amoena has launched its Balance portfolio, a line of premium prosthetic breast shapers to help survivors restore their body symmetry after treatment. The line includes a range of shapes, sizes, weights and thicknesses, made of high-quality silicone. Unlike a full prosthetic, the shapers can compensate for missing tissue. “Amoena's mission is to be? a trusted partner in supporting women's confidence, and we understand that breast asymmetry can impact a woman's self-esteem,” said...

Amoena, Breast Forms, Prosthetics

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Association petitions support for breast bill

August 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HOUSTON - Frustrated with the slow progress of a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms, the American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) in July launched an online petition. "We are hoping to get 10,000 signatures so that we can bring it to Congress and say, 'See, there's support for this,'" said Rhonda Turner, executive director of AABCP. "We are hoping our members, as well as the breast care community at large, manufacturers and consumers will (sign the petition)." Introduced...

American Association of Breast Care Professionals, American Association of Breast Care Professionals, Breast Forms, Custom Fabricated Breast Prosthesis Act of 2010, Medicare, Medicare

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Q&A: Women's health

July 22, 2010Mike Moran

The last 20 years have been quite a ride for Linda Jackson and other breast-cancer survivors. When Jackson had her first mastectomy 25 years ago, the environment for women was "degrading." There were very few bras, prosthetic breast forms or other post-surgery products. Adding insult to injury, following a mastectomy, doctors showed little empathy for a patient's feelings of lost femininity. Most expected women to be happy just to be alive. When Jackson had her second mastectomy, she took matters...

Breast Forms, Ladies First

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New breast form tackles high heat

July 22, 2010HME News Staff

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amoena recently released its most effective product to date for women with "extreme heat issues," said Valerie Esquilla, breast form product manager. "It is definitely for those women who have a high-heat situation, but it can be used by (all) women," Esquilla said. "When you are exercising or having a heat flash, it pulls in your body heat, but when you are done, it returns the heat to your body." Amoena began shipping its Energy "temperature equalizing" breast form May 1. The...

Amoena, Amoena, Breast Forms

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