S.497: Lymphedema Treatment Act

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66 (42 Democrats, 2 Independents, 22 Republicans)

Bill Summary

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. (Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that is caused when the lymphatic system is damaged or blocked.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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Date Description
March 2, 2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
March 2, 2017

Introduced in the Senate by Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

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