Understanding the Lymphedema Treatment Act 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. Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by a build-up of fluid that occurs when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged.
Month: April 2021
Lymphedema is a chronic, but treatable condition marked by an accumulation of lymph fluid (i.e. swelling) in parts of the body where lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels are damaged or inadequate. An estimated 3-5 million1 Americans are affected, most commonly from cancer, with 1.5 -3 million being Medicare beneficiaries. As cancer survivorship increases, a growing