September 2015

Sigvaris lobbys for lymphedema act

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris sponsored an August 8 meeting between a Tennessee congressman and a wound care specialist and other stakeholders who support the Lymphdema Treatment Act. The act would amend the current Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies.

Wound care and lymphe­dema specialist Robyn Bjork, MPT, CWS, WCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, and a team including the Lymphedema Advocacy Group and lymphedema patients met with Jim Cooper (D-Tenn) to share lymphedema education, personal stories about living with the condition, and information on the benefits of compression garments.

For more information on the act, go to http://lymphede matreatmentact.org.

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