August 18, 2021
The Alliance submitted letters to Congress supporting the Lymphedema Treatment Act (H.R. 3630), legislation that would provide comprehensive Medicare coverage for the treatment of patients with lymphedema or for the prevention of venous stasis ulcers resulting from venous insufficiency. "Lack of access to the clinically recognized treatments necessary to best care for these conditions leads to higher costs and poorer health outcomes, including recurrent infections, progressive degradation in condition, and, too often, disability," wrote the Alliance, recommending that Congress grant CMS the statutory authority to cover compression garments under the Medicare benefit.

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