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« on: February 05, 2019, 07:19:42 PM »

I was reading that medicare stop paying for meds after 3yr on transplant on Medicare , I just turn 66 and my only insurance is Medicare .I beleive meds are about 15k year, and medicare doesnt pay.  anyone out their
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 04:58:05 AM »

I believe if you have drug coverage under Medicare part D then coverage will continue. All the Medicare ending talk should be for those of us with coverage from ESRD who donít qualify for Medicare otherwise.

Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 10:52:22 AM »

Yes, what Iolaire said. If you already qualify for Medicare for your medical coverage and your transplant is covered by Medicare you have continued coverage of your anti-rejection drugs after three years under Medicare Part B. At least that's how it has worked out for me. If you don't have a supplemental plan though you will want to look into what your share of those drugs will be, since 20% of a lot of money is still a lot of money. Your transplant clinic should go over all of this with you but I thought the financial office at my clinic was really bad. The costs they predicted never materialized but I was apprehensive that I had overlooked some rule. The drugs, particularly the first year, did have expensive co-pays but 5 years after my transplant, my anti-rejection meds are covered under Part B and my supplement plan pays the rest.

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Transplant April 2014
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