WOCN Renews Support for the Lymphedema Treatment Act

 

WOCN will be renewing our grassroots/advocacy efforts for the 117th Congress in support of the Lymphedema Treatment Act. This legislation failed to become law in 2020 and will be reintroduced as new legislation in the new Congress. As you may recall, the legislation would amend Medicare statute to pay for compression garments, bandages and supplies to reduce lymphedema-related swelling and prevent recurrence. Compression therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema and the treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers (VLUs), also known as stasis ulcers. The WOCN Society strongly supports the Lymphedema Treatment Act; this legislation reflects the vision and core tenets of the WOCN Society as a means to support cost-effective, evidence-based prevention and treatment of complex wound conditions such as VLUs and lymphedema.