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Medicare will cover treatment for those with End-Stage Renal Disease. Treatment can include in-home dialysis, outpatient dialysis, and more. But, there are some things you’ll need to know about ESRD Medicare. Such as the waiting period, eligibility, and plan options. For example, there are some plans you may not qualify for due to ESRD, and other plans are made just for you.
Can You Get Medicare With End-Stage Renal Disease
Does Medicare Cover End-Stage Renal Disease
When Does a Person Become Eligible for Medicare Under ESRD
Do You Have to Sign Up For Medicare if You Have ESRD
What is the 30-month Coordination Period with Medicare?
The 30-month coordination period begins on the first date you become entitled to enroll in Medicare due to ESRD. During this time Medicare can be the secondary payer for 30-months. The coordination period is beneficial for those with employer, COBRA, or retiree coverage. Now, if you don’t have other insurance, ESRD Medicare will be primary insurance when you enroll.
Can I Enroll in Part C When I Have End-Stage Renal Disease
Those that already have a Part C policy when they develop ESRD can keep the plan or enroll in another plan offered by the same company. If that company leaves the service area, you have a one-time right to join another plan. Employer Medicare Advantage plans may offer you coverage.
If you’re 65 or older and have a successful kidney transplant and are determined to no longer have ESRD, you might be able to join a Part C plan. Now, some Part C Special Needs Plans will cater to ESRD patients, but those aren’t available everywhere. In 2021, Medicare Advantage plans will cover ESRD patients without restrictions.
Can I Enroll in Medigap With ESRD
How to Find a Medicare Plan When You Have ESRD
Finding a Medicare plan when you have a chronic disease can be a challenge. We can look at your plan options and make a recommendation based on your needs. Give us a call at the number above, and we’ll walk you through everything. If you can’t call, fill out an online rate form to see your rates now!