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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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Lymphedema advocates leverage personal connections

March 24, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - With recently reintroduced legislation in hand, more than 70 lymphedema advocates will visit Capitol Hill this week to build on previous support.The Lymphedema Treatment Act would amend Medicare statute to pay for compression garments, bandages and supplies to reduce lymphedema-related swelling and prevent recurrence. Currently, Medicare only pays for pneumatic compression pumps, and therapy provided by physical and occupational therapists.“We're looking forward to keeping this...

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Lymphedema advocates push for broader coverage

April 22, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Lymphedema advocates took to Capitol Hill last week to gain support for legislation that would address a gap in treatment coverage for the chronic and often debilitating condition.With a presidential election looming in the fall, the Lymphedema Advocacy Group, which held its 2016 Lymphedema Lobby Days April 19-20, wants to take advantage of the time it has now, before lawmakers get too distracted.“There's momentum behind this,” said Judy Woodward, chairwoman of awareness...

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Lymphedema advocates take to the Hill

April 20, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Actress Kathy Bates joined the Lymphedema Advocacy Group and other advocates on Capitol Hill today in support of The Lymphedema Treatment Act. The bill seeks to improve Medicare coverage of compression supplies to treat lymphedema. "Compression is to lymphedema what medication is to many other diseases—indispensable!" said Heather Ferguson, founder and executive director of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group. "Passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act will help to minimize the healthcare...

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