The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) is a federal bill that aims to improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment.
Why this Legislation is Needed
Currently, Medicare and many other insurers do not cover one of the critical components of lymphedema treatment: the medically necessary doctor-prescribed compression supplies used daily in lymphedema treatment. Learn why…
What the Lymphedema Treatment Act Will Do
The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause by amending Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies. Although this legislation relates specifically to a change in Medicare law, it would set a precedent for Medicaid and private insurers to follow. Learn more about the LTA…
Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Lymphedema Treatment Act
This is a patient-driven, grassroots effort and our success depends on people just like you getting involved! Please consult our How You Can Help menu to the left, and use the resource materials provided below, to persuade your members of Congress to cosponsor this bill.
To download an information packet appropriate for sharing ONLY with members of Congress and their staff, click here. Remember that our Advocacy Handbook is full of helpful tips, talking points, and FAQ’s.
Make Your Voice Heard by contacting your members of Congress and asking them to support this important bill.