Medicare covers pancreas transplants under certain conditions. If you have
and need a pancreas transplant, Medicare covers the transplant if one of these applies:
- It's done at the same time you get a kidney transplant.
- It's done after a kidney transplant.
In some cases Medicare may cover a pancreas transplant even if you don't need a kidney transplant.
will pay for your transplant drugs (also called immunosuppressive drugs) with no time limit if either of these apply:
- You were entitled to Medicare because of age or disability.
- You became eligible for Medicare because of age or disability after getting a transplant.
Part B will only pay for your transplant drug therapy for 36 months after the month of the kidney transplant if both of these apply:
- You're entitled to Medicare only because of permanent kidney failure.
- You have the pancreas transplant after the kidney transplant.
This is because your Medicare coverage will end 36 months after a successful kidney transplant if you only have Medicare due to permanent kidney failure.
- 20% of the for doctors' services.
- Various amounts for transplant facility charges.
- You pay nothing to the living donor for a kidney transplant.
- Nothing for Medicare-approved laboratory tests.