The Northwest Lymphedema Center and JoViPak Corporation sponsored an event on June 3rd, 2014 in support of the Lymphedema Treatment Act. This video was created out of footage shot that day and reflects the vital necessity of getting this “common sense” legislation, that will provide Medicare coverage for the essential, time-proven component of treatment, compression garments, bandages and supplies, passed into law.
PHOTO of a remarkable group of patients who represent the face of lymphedema. They are wearing various gradient compression garments that will be covered by Medicare with this bill. They will tell you that compression is a time-proven cornerstone of their treatment, and that they absolutely rely on it to manage their lifetime of home care. Without it, many of them have already suffered painful, recurrent infections and disabling disease that required much more costly care than if they had been given appropriate compression.