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Does Medicare cover prescription drug costs after a kidney transplant?

After a kidney transplant Medicare Part D can help you pay for your prescribed drugs that are not covered by Part A or Part B.

Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs is often confusing because it is determined by a number of factors, including the transplant recipient’s Medicare eligibility at the time of transplant, disability status, whether the recipient received dialysis treatment, the type of organ being transplanted, and whether the transplant was performed in a Medicare-approved facility. Adding to the confusion is the Medicare Part D drug benefit, which provides additional drug coverage to many Medicare beneficiaries.

For Medicare beneficiaries who receive immunosuppressive coverage under Medicare Part B, non-immunosuppressive drug coverage can be accessible through enrollment in Medicare Part D.

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