This bill includes certain lymphedema compression treatment items as covered durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that is caused when the lymphatic system is damaged or blocked.)
It is currently introduced in the United States Senate as S. 518, Lymphedema Treatment Act and pending in the United States House of Representatives as H.R. 1948, Lymphedema Treatment Act of 2019. The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) officially has endorsed this bill and works with the Lymphedema Advocacy Group to stay engaged on this legislation.
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