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Lymphedema Treatment Act

HR 930 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.

STATUS

Introduced in House February 7, 2017

Referred to House Ways and Means February 7, 2017

Referred to House Energy and Commerce February 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. February 7, 2017

Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. February 10, 2017

Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. February 21, 2017

Read the Official Bill Text

Currently, Medicare does not cover one of the most critical therapeutic treatments for lymphedema, an incurable disease most commonly developed after radiation and chemotherapy. Lymphedema is a chronic disease which causes an accumulation of fluid and swelling in the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels, generally occurring in extremities of the body. As a result, many patients suffer from recurrent infections, progressive degradation in their condition and eventual disability because they cannot afford doctor-prescribed compression garments which alleviates severe swelling and other symptoms of lymphedema.  

This legislation would enable Medicare coverage for doctor-prescribed compression therapy supplies which are the foundation for treating this disease. Inadequately treated lymphedema is progressive, leading to costly complications. Coverage of these medically necessary supplies will improve patient care while reducing total healthcare costs associated with this chronic and potentially debilitating disease.

Bill Sponsor

Rep. Dave Reichert (R WA-8)

Bill Cosponsors (282)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D OR-3)
Rep. Leonard Lance (R NJ-7)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D IL-9)
Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13)
Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5)
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D OR-4)
Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D CT-3)
Suzan K. DelBene (WA-1)
Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11)
Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R NJ-11)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R MS-3)
Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10)
Rep. Ron Kind (D WI-3)
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D IL-3)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R PA-7)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D ME-1)
Rep. Phil Roe (R TN-1)
Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D NY-28)
Rep. Tim Walz (D MN-1)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D FL-20)
Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R VA-1)
Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-3)
Rep. Steve King (R IA-5)
Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D MI-14)
Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D AZ-1)
Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6)
Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy (MA-4)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R CA-21)
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R WA-3)
Rep. Bobby Scott (D VA-3)
Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-6)
Rep. Katherine M. Clark (MA-5)
Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D IA-2)
Rep. Jim Cooper (D TN-5)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R PA-3)
Rep. David E. Price (D NC-4)
Rep. Andre Carson (D IN-7)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D TX-18)
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R TN-2)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R TX-5)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R TX-32)
Rep. David Cicilline (D RI-1)
Rep. Gwen Moore (D WI-4)
Rep. John Delaney (MD-6)
Rep. Kevin Yoder (R KS-3)
Rep. Ted Deutch (D FL-19)
Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D NY-17)
Rep. Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R VA-9)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D OH-17)
Rep. David Scott (D GA-13)
Rep. John Lewis (D GA-5)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R TX-1)
Rep. Michael Turner (R OH-3)
Rep. Dennis Ross (R FL-12)
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D OR-1)
Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R PA-16)
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R FL-6)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D OH-9)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D TX-25)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D OR-5)
Rep. Don Young (R AK-0)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D MN-5)
Rep. Thomas Massie (R KY-4)
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R NY-22)
Rep. Rick Larsen (D WA-2)
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D NY-6)
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (TX-16)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D CA-1)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R KS-2)
Rep. Darren Soto (D FL-9)
Rep. Hank Johnson (D GA-4)
Rep. Kathy Castor (D FL-11)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D TN-9)
Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
Rep. Keith Rothfus (PA-12)
Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)
Rep. Adam Smith (D WA-9)
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8)
Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
Rep. Daniel Webster (R FL-8)
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Rep. Diana L. DeGette (D CO-1)
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D MO-1)
Rep. William J. Pascrell Jr. (D NJ-8)
Rep. Brian Higgins (D NY-27)
Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12)
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D GA-2)
Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA 29)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R FL-25)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D WA-7)
Rep. Tom Rooney (R FL-16)
Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D IL-1)
Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D NY-16)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D MN-4)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R SD)
Rep. Grace Meng (NY-6)
Rep. Richard Nolan (MN-8)
Rep. Al Lawson (D FL- 5)
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D IL-8)
Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R WI-5)
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D FL-23)
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D FL-7)
Rep. Sam Johnson (R TX-3)
Rep. John Faso (R NY-19)
Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R PA-9)
Rep. Doris Matsui (D CA-5)
Rep. Mo Brooks (R AL-5)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R MO-9)
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D DE)
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D NM-3)
Rep. John Rutherford (R FL-4)
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D AZ-7)
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D FL-17)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R NJ-4)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R PA-11)
Rep. John Garamendi (D CA-10)
Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D CA-14)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R TX-21)
Rep. Paul Tonko (D NY-21)
Rep. Terri Sewell (D AL-7)
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D IL-4)
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D CA-39)
Rep. James R. Langevin (D RI-2)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D CA-12)
Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7)
Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2)
Rep. Sean Duffy (R WI-7)
Rep. Bob Latta (R OH-5)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D CA-16)
Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1)
Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D MN-7)
Rep. David Young (IA-3)
Rep. Bradley Schneider (IL-10)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R MN-3)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R FL-18)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D MO-5)
Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D NC-1)
Rep. Steve Stivers (R OH-15)
Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D CA-9)
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D NY-11)
Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-1)
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)
Rep. Matthew Cartwright (PA-17)
Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D CA-29)
Rep. Jason T. Smith (MO-8)
Rep. Mike Doyle (D PA-14)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D VA-11)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D DC )
Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5)
Rep. Robin L. Kelly (IL-2)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R TN-7)
Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D MD-2)
Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-4)
Rep. John Yarmuth (D KY-3)
Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)
Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter (GA-1)
Rep. Sam Graves (R MO-6)
Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33)
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D CA-38)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R FL-13)
Rep. Bill Flores (R TX-17)
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R WI-8)
Rep. Tom Marino (R PA-10)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R PA-5)
Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D NH-1)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)
Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-2)
Rep. Mark Amodei (R NV-2)
Rep. Charlie Crist (D FL-13)
Rep. James P. McGovern (D MA-3)
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7)
Rep. Garland Andy Barr (KY-6)
Rep. Danny K. Davis (D IL-7)
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R IL-11)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D TX-30)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D CA-11)
Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D OH-11)
Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-2)
Rep. George Holding (NC-13)
Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D NY-12)
Rep. Kay Granger (R TX-12)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R TX-13)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D NY-8)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R TX-24)
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D MD-8)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R AL-4)
Rep. John B. Larson (D CT-1)
Rep. Albio Sires (D NJ-13)
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D NY-13)
Rep. Peter Welch (D VT)
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D MA-5)
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D NY-3)
Rep. Dan Kildee (D MI-5)
Rep. Val Demings (D FL-10)
Rep. Jacky Rosen (D NV-3)
Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11)
Rep. Paul Cook (CA-8)
Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-4)
Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-1)
Rep. Robert A. Brady (D PA-1)
Rep. Joe Courtney (D CT-2)
Rep. Steven Palazzo (R MS-4)
Rep. Judy Chu (D CA-32)
Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH-3)
Rep. Trent Franks (R AZ-2)
Rep. Bill Keating (D MA-10)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R WA-5)
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R CA-52)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R NM-2)
Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R OK-3)
Rep. Brian Mast (R FL-18)
Rep. David Valadao (CA-21)
Rep. Neal Dunn (R FL-2)
Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6)
Rep. Daniel M. Donovan, Jr (NY-11)
Rep. Bill Posey (R FL-15)
Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R IL-6)
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D NY-14)
Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D NY-18)
Rep. Tom Reed (R NY-29)
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D NJ-5)
Rep. Ro Khanna (D CA-17)
Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D MA-8)
Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
Rep. Jim Costa (D CA-20)
Rep. David McKinley (R WV-1)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R PA-18)
Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)
Rep. J. French Hill (AR-2)
Rep. Dave Trott (MI-11)
Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35)
Rep. Jared Polis (D CO-2)
Rep. David Schweikert (R AZ-5)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D CA-34)
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R TX-27)
Rep. Tom Cole (R OK-4)
Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23)
Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-6)
Rep. Peter T. King (R NY-3)
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9)
Rep. Mike Johnson (R LA-4)
Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME-2)
Rep. Dave Brat (VA-7)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-0)
Rep. Tom Garrett (R VA-5)
Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D NY-7)
Rep. Luke Messer (IN-6)
Rep. Billy Long (R MO-7)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R TX-19)
Rep. Jim Himes (D CT-4)