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New health insurance laws in Maryland taking effect regarding lymphedema aswell

Several other states, including California, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Virginia, mandate health insurance coverage for lymphedema, according to an analysis of the law by the Maryland Department of Legislative Services. North Carolina and Virginia specifically mandate coverage for equipment, supplies and self-management training. A December 2016 report prepared for the Maryland Health Care Commission found an estimated 7,400 fully insured people in the state had lymphedema in 2014. The report by NovaRest, Inc. also found that the mandate would not have a material impact on utilization or the total costRead More