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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...

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Custom breast forms legislation introduced in both chambers

March 1, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery, VGM reports.H.R. 1370 and S. 562, both bi-partisan, were co-sponsored by Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., and Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, respectively.“We can do so much more to help survivors of breast cancer return to health and achieve...

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In brief: Bill drops for custom breast forms, study highlights NIV

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, H.R. 6980, is co-sponsored by Rep. Rob Blum, R-Iowa, and Judy Chu, D-Calif.“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill with my colleague, Democrat Rep. Chu, to provide women with coverage of more options following a mastectomy,” said Blum in a press release. “As breast cancer rates continue to...

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EW readies for legislation to drop

August 24, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - With the end of the August recess in sight, women's health advocates anticipate the House of Representatives and the Senate to quickly introduce a pair of bills that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms.“We have our draft legislation and we are actively seeking lead sponsors,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women, a division of VGM. “We are hoping they drop within the next few weeks and, hopefully, get passed this year.”Similar...

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