Kidney transplants (children)
provides coverage for different items and services related to children’s (pediatric) kidney transplants.
Part A usually covers the cost of these pediatric kidney transplant services:
- Inpatient services in an approved hospital
- Kidney registry fee
- Laboratory and other tests needed to evaluate your child's medical condition and the condition of possible kidney donors
- The costs of finding the proper kidney for your child's transplant surgery
- The full cost of care for your child's kidney donor
- Blood (if a transfusion is needed)
Part B helps pay for these pediatric kidney transplant services:
- Generally, Part A pays for inpatient hospital services, and you pay a one-time yearly Part A costs. . Learn more about
- For Part B services, Medicare generally pays 80% of the Part B premiums and deductibles. , after you pay the Part B yearly deductible. You pay the remaining 20% . This is in addition to the Part B monthly . Learn more about
- For pediatric dialysis services covered under Part B, the amount you pay may vary based on these:
- Your child’s age
- The type of dialysis your child needs
- In most cases, Medicare doesn't pay for transportation to dialysis facilities.
If your child has other insurance, your costs may be different.