Other transplants

Under certain conditions, Medicare covers transplants that aren’t organ transplants. 

Under certain conditions, Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers: 

  • Stem cell transplants 
  • Necessary tests, labs, and exams associated with the transplant 

Under certain conditions, Part B (Medical Insurance) covers:

  • Bone marrow transplants
  • Cornea transplants 

Your costs in Original Medicare

For your transplant and related services, you pay:

  • 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for Part B services after you meet the Part B deductible
  • Nothing for Medicare-certified laboratory tests. 

Things to know

If you’re thinking about joining a Medicare Advantage Plan and are on a transplant waiting list or think you need a transplant, check with the plan before you join to make sure your doctors, other health care providers, and hospitals are in the plan’s network. Also, check the plan’s coverage rules for prior authorization.

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