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Women's health advocates ready to drum up support for legislation

June 30, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - A recently introduced bill seeking Medicare coverage for wigs is an exciting step forward for women's health, say advocates.“It's a relatively inexpensive DME item but it certainly carries a lot of importance for a woman undergoing chemo—the hair loss is an extremely difficult piece,” said Mary Aframe, owner and founder of Women's Image Center in Worcester and Leominster, Mass., who has worked for nearly 12 years to try and get a bill introduced. “This is quite...

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Legislation seeks Medicare coverage for wigs

June 27, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A new bill in the House of Representatives would pave the way for wigs to be covered as durable medical equipment.The bill, H.R. 2925, recently introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., would provide access for Medicare beneficiaries that a dermatologist, oncologist or attending physician could certify as a medical necessity as part of rehabilitative treatment, according to a press release from The VGM Group.“This is the beginning of a very long road to getting this bill passed,”...

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