cover different items and services for children’s dialysis.
If your child is in a hospital:
- Part A covers dialysis treatments.
- Part B covers doctors' services.
If your child isn't in a hospital, Part B helps pay for these dialysis services:
- Outpatient dialysis treatments (in a Medicare-approved dialysis facility)
- Home dialysis equipment and supplies
- Certain home support services
- Most injectable drugs and their oral forms for outpatient or home dialysis (like an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent to treat anemia)
- Doctors' services (inpatient or outpatient)
- Other services that are part of dialysis, like laboratory tests
- Dialysis when you travel and use a Medicare-certified facility
Your child is eligible for Medicare if both you and your child meet these conditions:
- One of these conditions applies to you:
- You (or your spouse) have earned at least 6 credits within the last 3 years by working and paying Social Security taxes.
- You (or your spouse) are getting, or are eligible for Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits.
- One of these conditions applies to your child:
- Your child needs regular dialysis because his or her kidneys no longer work.
- Your child has had a kidney transplant.
- Inpatient hospital services — Part A pays for these services. You pay a deductible.
- Doctor's services — Part B generally pays 80% of the , after you pay the Part B yearly . You pay the remaining 20% . This is in addition to the Part B monthly premium.
- Dialysis services — the amount you pay may vary based on your child's age and the type of dialysis they need.
- In most cases, Medicare doesn't pay for transportation to dialysis facilities.
If your child has other insurance, your costs may be different.
If your child is eligible for Medicare only because of permanent kidney failure, Medicare coverage will end:
Medicare coverage can be extended if your child meets certain conditions.