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Medicare Expedites Coverage of Compression Pumps for Lymphedema

Medicare Expedites Coverage of Compression Pumps for Lymphedema

BALTIMORE, Md—Medicare will expedite coverage of pneumatic compression pumps for its beneficiaries with lymphedema. The new policy provides coverage for the pumps after a beneficiary undergoes conservative therapy, including elevation, exercise, and the use of a compression garment for a least 4 weeks without beneficial results. The new coverage eliminates the need for patients to buy a more expensive, custom-made compression garment before becoming eligible for a pump.

 
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