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Lymphedema Treatment Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.


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Date
03/02/2017 Introduced in Senate

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Date
03/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Finance03/02/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (4)

  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Immunology and vaccination
  • Medicare

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Introduced in Senate (03/02/2017)

Lymphedema Treatment Act

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lyphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that is caused when the lymph system is damaged or blocked.)