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Eric Johnson

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Providers get crash course on lymphedema rules

February 9, 2024HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s a “time of learning” for providers, as they navigate providing compression therapy garments for Medicare beneficiaries with lymphedema, say industry stakeholders.  CMS in November issued a final rule that expanded coverage to include compression garments and in December the agency published a related fee schedule.  “Now people are trying to figure out how to transact business to support these patients who finally have access to...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Compression Garments, Essity, Lymphedema, Lymphedema Treatment Act


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Matthew Gruskin

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BOC launches lymphedema accreditation 

January 16, 2024HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation has added a new lymphedema/compression accreditation in response to CMS’s decision to start covering compression garments and related accessories through Medicare Part B on Jan. 1, 2024. “This recent development by CMS represents a significant victory for patients struggling with lymphedema and the health care providers dedicated to their care,” said BOC’s COO Matthew Gruskin, MBA, BOCO, BOCPD, CDME....

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Compression Garments, Lymphedema


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Heather Ferguson

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Lymphedema stakeholders push for fair reimbursement

August 4, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Lymphedema stakeholders say they are pleased overall with CMS’s proposed plans to cover compression garments, but they say more needs to be done to ensure that it’s not just “coverage on paper.”   CMS on June 30 issued a proposed rule containing provisions to establish a Medicare Part B benefit for standard and custom-fitted gradient compression garments and other compression treatment items, as required by the Lymphedema Treatment Act, which was...

Compression Garments, Lymphedema Advocacy Group


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Lymphedema coverage now in the works 

January 9, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Lymphedema Treatment Act has become law as part of an omnibus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in late December.  The act requires Medicare to pay for compression garments, bandages and supplies to reduce lymphedema-related swelling and prevent recurrence.  “Congratulations to the Lymphedema Advocacy Group for their tireless efforts to pass the Lymphedema Treatment Act,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women....

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Heather Ferguson

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Women’s health: Stakeholders push to increase access

October 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Supporters of women’s health legislation to increase access to custom breast prostheses and compression garments hope to gain needed momentum this fall to get their bills passed before the end of the year, they say.  The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021 would provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses. The House bill, H.R. 3087, sponsored by Judy Chu, D-Calif, has 15 co-sponsors; the Senate companion bill, S. 2051, co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy...

Compression Garments, Custom Breast Prostheses, Essentially Women, Lymphedema Advocacy Group


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Stakeholders press women's health issues

July 26, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders behind bills seeking Medicare coverage for custom breast forms and compression garments are gearing up for a pivotal August recess.Ahead of the recess, the Lymphedema Advocacy Group has been meeting almost monthly with lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill to drum up support for H.R. 1948 and S. 515, bills that would require Medicare to pay for compression garments, bandages and supplies to reduce lymphedema-related swelling and prevent recurrence.“With...

Compression Garments, Custom Breast Forms, Essentially Women, Lymphedema Advocacy Group


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Aeroflow adds maternity garments

April 3, 2019HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Breastpumps has added maternity compression garments, including support bands, compression socks and postpartum recovery garments, to its product portfolio. “Aeroflow Breastpumps' commitment to our moms has always been to provide the highest quality equipment, resources and support to aid in her journey,” said Jennifer Jordan, director of Mom & Baby. “We're excited to build upon that promise by adding a full suite of products that will contribute...

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Sigvaris completes expansion

March 29, 2017HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Sigvaris celebrates the grand opening of its expanded corporate headquarters today. As part of the festivities, the manufacturer is offering plant tours, and the opportunity to meet with corporate executives and members of the founding family from Switzerland. The 40,000-square-corporate headquarters now houses office, manufacturing and warehouse space, all under one roof. The grand opening at the corporate headquarters follows a ribbon cutting at a second new manufacturing...

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Juzo opens office in Canada

February 12, 2016HME News Staff

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Juzo has opened Juzo Canada in Burlington, Ontario, the manufacturer of compression garments has announced. Juzo has hired Byron MacPhee as sales director to lead the Juzo Canada sales force. He has nearly 15 years of experience in compression therapy and sales management. Prior to joining Juzo, MacPhee was vice president of sales for Sigvaris. Since opening, Juzo Canada has launched a website that includes a dealer locator; added two territory managers; launched Shop Juzo,...

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Sigvaris commemorates 150 years

July 22, 2014HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Sigvaris, a family-owned manufacturer of medical and sports compression garments and stockings, celebrated 150 years in business with an event at the Westin in Atlanta. The company held a similar event at the Montreal Science Center in Quebec, Canada, on July 12. Both events included a historical exhibit showcasing the company's history and performances that took attendees through the process of creating graduated compression products. Sigvaris is a Swiss company with North...

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