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Seaweed
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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.
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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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