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.