WHEN DOES COVERAGE FOR KIDNEY DISEASE TAKE EFFECT?

For individuals diagnosed with ESRD, Medicare coverage generally begins on the first day of the fourth month after the start of dialysis treatments.

NEW RULES FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND KIDNEY DISEASE

In recent years, Medicare has made notable changes to its coverage policies for individuals with ESRD.

Can you get Medicare if you have kidney failure?

Yes, individuals with kidney failure can be eligible for Medicare coverage. Kidney failure, or ESRD, qualifies a person for Medicare regardless of age, provided they meet specific requirements.

Does Medicare cover permanent kidney failure?

Yes, Medicare covers permanent kidney failure, also known as ESRD.

Does Medicare pay in full for dialysis?

Medicare typically covers a substantial portion of dialysis costs. For beneficiaries with ESRD,

Enhancing Medicare for Kidney Disease: More Options, Better Care, Financial Protection