Your child will need
, and possibly
to get the full benefits available to them.
Part A covers dialysis treatments when your child is in the 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
Important: Find out if your child is eligible for Medicare.
- Inpatient hospital services — Generally, Part A pays for these services. You pay a .
- Doctor's services — Generally, Part B pays 80% of the Medicare-approved amount, after you pay the Part B yearly deductible. You pay the remaining 20% . This is in addition to the Part B monthly .
- Dialysis services — the amount you pay may vary based on your child's age and the type of dialysis they need.
- Prescription drugs — To get Medicare drug coverage for your child, your child must have Part A or Part B, and you must enroll your child in a Medicare drug plan during an enrollment period. This would cover immunosuppressive and oral only drugs, but only if Part B doesn’t cover them.
In most cases, Medicare doesn’t pay for transportation to dialysis facilities.