March 8, 2024
In a co-signed letter with the American Physical Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, and Lymphedema Advocacy Group, the Alliance urged CMS to modify its lymphedema compression garments payment structure to ensure that clinicians are compensated for the measuring, fitting, and training services they provide. This would ensure that beneficiaries have flexibility to receive these services from either their lymphedema therapist or their DME supplier, the letter advocated, noting that the current policy doesn’t assure payment to the therapists who render these services.

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