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Does Medicare cover the cost of complications for a living kidney donor?

If the recipient has Medicare Part B it will cover the cost of complications for a living kidney donor. If Medicare Part B is not applied for and the recipients private insurance does not cover for potential donor complications, the recipient will be liable for any doctors' bills incurred.

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