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Mandated Coverage for Lymphedema


Effective for group health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2019, HB 847 requires coverage for the medically necessary diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of lymphedema. Coverage must include equipment, supplies, complex decongestive therapy, gradient compression garments and self-management training and education. Gradient compression garments refers to custom-fit garments prescribed by a health care provider and does not refer to disposable over-the-counter supplies. The plan’s normal annual deductibles, copayments and coinsurance requirements may apply to the coverage.

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