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Bill lobbies for compression garments

March 10, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill that would require Medicare to cover compression garments and other items used to treat lymphedema began making the rounds in February, but some industry stakeholders say it needs some clarification. Introduced Feb. 23 by Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010, would improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema under the Medicare program. Among other things, the bill, H. R. 4662, seeks to establish Medicare coverage for...

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