H. R. 1948, Lymphedema Treatment Act of 2019.

Summary: This bill includes certain lymphedema compression treatment items as covered durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that is caused when the lymphatic system is damaged or blocked).  Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/01/19.

STATUS: Introduced 3/28/19 by Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]. 


  • LymphedemaTreatmentAct.org
  • 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 Society as a means to support cost-effective, evidence-based prevention and treatment of complex wound conditions such as VLUs and lymphedema. (Source: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable