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Medela participates in mom-and-baby panel

October 30, 2019HME News Staff

MCHENRY, Ill. - Medela joined U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and the March of Dimes to host a panel on the racial disparities in the rising maternal and infant mortality rates in Chicago and the rest of the country. Panelists discussed key drivers behind these rising rates and interventions aimed at reducing them, including providing adequate education and resources to support breastfeeding. “Together, we have work to do to keep mothers and their babies healthy and safe,” said Melissa...

Breastfeeding, Maternal and infant mortality rates, Medela, Tammy Duckworth

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Sen. Duckworth visits mastectomy boutique

October 10, 2019HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., met with breast cancer survivors during a visit to the Second Act Mastectomy Boutique here. Duckworth is the lead sponsor of the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, S. 562, a bill that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery. During the event, Duckworth heard from several breast cancer survivors, some of whom have had access to custom prostheses through private payers but have been denied...

Breast Cancer, H.R. 1370, Mastectomy, S. 562, Tammy Duckworth

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Amputee community: Give us 'leg to stand on'

June 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - O&P stakeholders yesterday called on lawmakers to ensure that any healthcare reform plan does not return America to a pre-ACA world where amputees can't afford a leg. “Before ACA, amputation was considered a pre-existing condition and there were unreasonable limits in insurance coverage,” said Dr. Jeff Cain, a Denver-based physician and head of the advocacy program for the Amputee Coalition. “Without insurance, an amputee wouldn't be able to afford a leg...

Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P), Tammy Duckworth

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Members of Congress sign AOPA letter

April 17, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Thirty-five members of Congress—19 Democrats, 16 Republicans—agreed to sign a letter presented to them by members of American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) regarding CMS audit procedures, according to an article form The effort was initiated by those who attended the AOPA Forum March 11-12, when individuals tried to persuade congressional representatives to sign a letter from Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., addressed to...

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Brett Guthrie, CMS, Kathleen Sebelius, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Orthotics, Prosthetics, Tammy Duckworth, VGM Group

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