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June 30, 2014 4:23 pm

Medicare: Analysis and Studies Submitted to Update Standards of Care for Transgender Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Departmental Appeals Board ruled May 30 that Medicare’s categorical exclusion of coverage for sex-reassignment surgery, regardless of a person’s individual medical conditions and needs, is not consistent with contemporary science and medical standards of care.

Below are key documents used by the ACLU, GLAD, NCLR, and civil rights attorney Mary Lou Boelcke in the administrative challenge filed to bring about this change. 

Declaration of Dr. Randi C. Ettner in Support of Complainant 

Supplemental Declaration of Dr. Randi C. Ettner in Support of Complainant 

Declaration of Katherine Hsiao, M.D. in Support of Complainant 

Medicare Decision

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