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This article is from the Organ Transplant FAQ, by mike_holloway@hotmail.com (Michael Holloway) with numerous contributions by others.

74 Medicare

Medicare currently covers heart, liver and kidney transplants in an
approved facility. Bone marrow transplants are covered only under
specific diagnoses.

Medicare Part B pays for immunosuppressive drugs for a period of one year
from the date of discharge from the transplant admission.
(Note: This was revised in 1993. See section IIc below. MH)

On August 6, 1993, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
of 1993 which will extend Medicare coverage for immunosuppressant
medications for those who meet the eligibility guidelines.

This extended coverage will be phased in by the following timetable:

... before 1995, coverage will continue to be for 12 months
... during 1995, coverage will be for 18 months
... during 1996, coverage will be for 24 months
... during 1997, coverage will be for 30 months
... during any year after 1997, coverage will be for 36 months


 

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